Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

12 Decades
12 rooms matched to 12 decades of art history - sleep in an art installation at this designer hotel.
2nd Avenue Houghton Estate
A beautiful boutique bolthole in the heart of Houghton beloved by celebrities and UN Secretary Generals alike.
Annica’s Deli
Sweet-toothed foodies will fall head over hills for this precious patisserie, offering cakes in every fabulous form and flavour.
AtholPlace
A hotel that screams individuality; it is also close to the best local amenities.
Chocodore
Chocoholics congregate at Chocodore, where a love of the brown stuff is positively encouraged.
Cinema Nouveau
Local films aren't ignored in this cinema chain, which fosters South African film and plays host to occasional film festivals.
Circa on Jellicoe
Avant-garde art space and photography gallery dedicated to exhibiting cutting edge local art.
Circle Bar
Stylish without being pretentious, The Circle Bar is a classy venue that delivers excellence in every cocktail...
Col’Cacchio
If you're a pizza fan you'll be hard pressed to find a better joint than Col'Cacchio. It's totally awesome, dude.
Cube Tasting Kitchen
Not a restaurant. A tasting kitchen. Where meals last 4.5 hours.
David Krut Projects
Staple art gallery showcasing work by local artists, designers and architects.
Faff
Faff doesn't, er, faff about with a wonderfully colourful and varied menu supported by an extensive drinks list.
Fashion TV Café
Fashion is more than passion here where models outnumber mere mortals and the dance floor is used to burn off any calories consumed during dinner.
Forum Homini
Nature reserve meets boutique hotel.
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.
Ghazal
Incredible Indian cuisine is served up in style at Ghazal, which also offers delivery direct to hotel rooms for the truly lazy.
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.
Hush
The only thing more stylish than this club is the clientele, which would make any mere mortal feel hopelessly inadequate. And quite rightly so.
Hyde Park Bar
Beautiful views can always be enjoyed from up here. whether it be watching a glorious sun set or gorgeous guests lounging by the pool...
I Love Cup Cake
The name says it all here, where cupcake culture abounds and calories aren't there to be counted.
Ilali
This petite boutique guesthouse is like the ultimate first date: utterly desirable, ridiculously affordable, and, most importantly, quick to put you at ease.
Illovo
Hand-made Belgian chocolate, high-end hosiery and hampers of indulgence - Illovo provides all...
Inanda Club
Mingle with Jo'burg's finest whilst taking in an afternoon polo match.
Jolly Cool
For an old-school, shoot-some-pool kinda place with great music and pizza on demand, Jolly Cool is a must...
Katzy’s
Swish and sophisticated, Katzy's offers the best jazz in Jo'burg as well as an array of fine whiskeys to keep your thirst well and truly quenched...
La Belle Terrasse
Sunday brunch is something of an institution at La Belle Terrasse, best enjoyed on its gorgeous al fresco terrace.
Latinova
Seeking a Latin lover? Then head to Latinova, where you can sidle up against sweaty bodies to the beat of sexy salsa.
Legacy Corner
The recently opened Legacy Corner Mall is an excellent addition to the existing high-end retail facilites around Nelson Mandela Square...
Life
Death by design seems to be the motto at Life, a design-savvy deli offering weary shoppers fuel amidst stylish surroundings.
Louis XVI
French cuisine presented in a room akin to Elton John's very own boudoir.
Mall of Rosebank
As well as showcasing South African brands, the mall also houses a weekly rooftop flea market and an art house cinema.
Manhattan Club
The bigger the better, apparently - and that's no more true than at The Manhattan Club, the largest dance venue in Sandton.
Market Theatre
Dubbed the 'Theatre of Struggle', Market Theatre is famed for putting on performances that say something significant - from anti-Apartheid plays to scathing political satires.
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
Melrose Arch Pool & Library Bar
Whether it be cocktails under the sweltering sun or keeping cosy by the fire with a cognac during the colder months, The Melrose Arch Hotel caters for all seasons...
Metro Cafe & Bar
Elegance exudes from every chandelier in this deeply decadent lounge...
Moemas Postma
Ladies-and-ladies that lunch love to do so at Moemas Postma, a five-table café-cum-bakery that proves once and for all that size really doesn't matter.
Morningside Shopping Centre
The Morningside Shopping Centre is a new development offering a more personal shopping experience for customers with beautiful bespoke boutiques...
Mosaic
Recently declared the best restaurant in South Africa, it's not hard to see why getting a reservation of Mosaic is notoriously difficult.
Nelson Mandela Square
The famous Nelson Mandela Square is appropriately named after the six-metre statue of the former president that stands tall in its centre...

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