Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff
The Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff is a brand new luxurious urban retreat in northern Johannesburg featuring great restaurants and elegant interiors.
Red Mango
Health freaks come for their fix of yoghurts, smoothies and juices at Red Mango, though more filling sandwiches are on offer for those craving carbs.
Taboo
The local 'it' crowd love getting up to no good inside Taboo, which is all about sleek interiors and a sweeping view out over Sandton.
The Grand
With dinner included in the entrance fee, this chic strip club is more class than crass.
Naturelink Aviation
Private jets for rent, all of which are ready and waiting to be used for whatever your fancy.
Ten Bompas Hotel
Free mini-bar. Need we say more? Not really, other than this is a beautiful boutique hotel that carefully balances style with comfort for truly stunning results.
The Attic
Vida E
Starbucks comes to South Africa without the steep prices. Don't forget to tip.
2nd Avenue Houghton Estate
A beautiful boutique bolthole in the heart of Houghton beloved by celebrities and UN Secretary Generals alike.
Faircity Quatermain
An English country house with a South African twist, perfect for the upmarket business traveller.
Airport Link
Gin
Gin may be a mother's ruin, but that's what makes this gorgeous bar such a hit with trendy young locals looking to flirt with danger.
Falstaff Hotel
An in-house Italian restaurant coupled with a central location make this hotel a businessman's dream.
Everard Read Gallery
Housing much of the country's finest art, The Everard Read Gallery offers culture vultures canvases galore.
I Love Cup Cake
The name says it all here, where cupcake culture abounds and calories aren't there to be counted.
Mangwanani
A perfect mix between the western spa and traditional techniques.
Moyo
Offering an authentic 'African' dining experience, Moyo is significantly more stylish than you might expect for a venue hinged around a gimmick.
Joburg Civic Theatre
This theatre hosts all types of shows, including musicals, ballets and comedies. Varied, to say the least.
Mainstreetwalks
Guided walks of Johannesburg with a culturally immersed bent.
Radium Beerhall
Jo'burg with a John Wayne gait, The Radium Beerhall is a real 'slap my thigh' good-time kinda place...
The Birdcage
A deli-style café doesn't have to be run-of-the-mill, as The Birdcage proves with its eclectic décor and belt-busting menu.
The Jolly Rodger
Not for those who are simply looking for time to chill; it's loud and it's wild...
Nu Metro
Square-eyed movie buffs are catered for here with Hollywood blockbusters and other mainstream films always showing.
The Saxon
The World's Leading Boutique Hotel - everything you could ask for... and more.
Wits Art Museum
9,000-piece African art collection in a shiny new building on the Wits campus.
Wombles
Wombles has nothing to do with the Wombles of Wimbledon, but has everything to do with steaks so good they could turn a vegetarian into a blood-hungry carnivore.
Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safaris
Cast your eyes over the South African landscape in these hot air balloons.
Fourways Business Centre
La Belle Terrasse
Sunday brunch is something of an institution at La Belle Terrasse, best enjoyed on its gorgeous al fresco terrace.
Glendower Golf Club
One of the country's top golf courses.
Rose Boys
Take a walk on the wild side at Rose Boys, described by its owner as a nice little hole in the wall.
Angies
Comfort food classics served up on piled-high plates in a warm and intimate setting.
Melrose Arch
Melrose Arch shops are a real mix of local and European brands, combined with some good little food outlets for a snack or cup of coffee
Lesedi Village
Showcasing South Africa's traditional cultures and tribes, Lesedi Cultural Village is an educational experience to say the least.
Tashas
Focusing on what's important in life - food and piled-high plates of the stuff - Tasha's doesn't underestimate the power of simplicity with affordable snacks and innovative style all under one roof.
Southern Sun Hyde Park
Enjoy a swim in the rooftop pool while taking in panoramic views of the city in this stylish hotel.
Casalinga
Who said romance was dead? Good food, good wine and a good setting make this the perfect place for a romantic meal for two. All you need to provide is the good company.
The Peech
A boutique hotel with a distinct African feel to it.
Soweto Rhubuluza
Perfect for those who want to booze accompanied with a small dose of culture.
Espresso Cafe
Though a laid-back cafe rather than a bar, Espresso is the place to be to enjoy a few beers and settle in for chilled out afternoon or evening...

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