Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

Adventure Skydives
If jumping out of planes is your thing head to Carletonville aiport.
Baron Sandown
Favoured by the suited and booted, and perfect for people-watching, The Baron is a great place to witness those usually more dignified of creatures loosen up a little...
Bassair Aviation
Tired of walking? Then take a helicopter instead.
Bella
Freshly-made sandwiches and pies are the order of the day in this gourmet take on a casual café.
Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safaris
Cast your eyes over the South African landscape in these hot air balloons.
Faircity Quatermain
An English country house with a South African twist, perfect for the upmarket business traveller.
Falstaff Hotel
An in-house Italian restaurant coupled with a central location make this hotel a businessman's dream.
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.
Fino
Fine dining can be found at Fino, which offers sumptuous Spanish fare and chic Mediterranean style in equal measures.
Fishmonger
Fabulous fish and sumptuous seafood is Fishmonger's speciality, which is why its reservations book is fit-to-bursting any given day of the week.
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.
Glendower Golf Club
One of the country's top golf courses.
GoVertical
Offering adventure tours in some of Jo'burg's exciting natural surroundings.
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...
Hyde Park Corner
One could spend an entire day in Jo'burg's pioneering Hyde Park shopping mall, which caters for all tastes and ages...
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.
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.
Magaliesberg Canopy Tours
Giving you a great look over one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world.
Mangwanani
A perfect mix between the western spa and traditional techniques.
Melrose Arch
One of the best boutique hotels in Johannesburg, Melrose Arch is part of a new breed of well-designed, chic hotels that get away from ubiquitous chains
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...
Montecasino
As Jo'burg's entertainment highlight, the games at Montecasino will ensure that a night here is always young.
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...
Parkhurst & Saxonwold
For the pure enjoyment of shopping and an appreciation of aesthetically pleasing shops, Parkhurst and Saxonwold offer quite the shopping experience...
Polo Bar
Los Angeles meets aristocracy at The Polo Bar, where one can mix business with pleasure and keep their dignity intact...
SAGolfing.com
For all your Johannesburg golf needs.
Saxon Spa
The sound therapy room gives one something a little bit different.
Skin Sense
Perfect for those who want a relatively quick spa treatment.
Southern Sun Hyde Park
Enjoy a swim in the rooftop pool while taking in panoramic views of the city in this stylish hotel.
Sunwa River Lodge
For war and helicopter enthusiasts alike.
The Conservatory
Part of The Westcliff Hotel, The Conservatory is all about afternoon tea and light, airy spaces.
The Grand
With dinner included in the entrance fee, this chic strip club is more class than crass.
The Grillhouse
The Grillhouse does exactly what is says on the tin - grills a sumptuous selection of steaks, ribs, chicken and fish. And, by God, does it grill them well.

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