Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

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.
Wang Thai
Just because you're not in Thailand it doesn't mean you don't occasional fancy fabulous Thai fare, which is where Wang Thai steps in to satisfy one's cravings of the Asian persuasion.
Vida E
Starbucks comes to South Africa without the steep prices. Don't forget to tip.
Turn ‘n’ Tender
Vegetarians not welcome at this bloodthirsty, meat-loving institution.
Turffontein
Enjoy a flutter at one of the country's oldest racecourses.
Thomas Maxwell
New York, New York - only in Jo'burg. What's not to love about this bistro, inspired by the Big Apple?
The Westcliff
With great views overlooking Jo'burg's suburbs, this hillside hotel doesn't disappoint.
The Saxon
A fabulous fusion of African and Mediterranean menus, The Saxon hits the nail on the head. Hard.
The Rosebank
A hotel fitted with contemporary creature comforts as well as being a stone's throw away from the award-winning Circle Bar.
The Peech
A boutique hotel with a distinct African feel to it.
The Orient
A Middle Eastern-influenced boutique hotel - home to the recently-crowned best restaurant in South Africa.
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.
The Grand
With dinner included in the entrance fee, this chic strip club is more class than crass.
The Conservatory
Part of The Westcliff Hotel, The Conservatory is all about afternoon tea and light, airy spaces.
The Baron Sandown
With lipsmackingly good meat dishes, it's not hard to see why this vibrant restaurant is extremely popular with carnivorous local businessmen.
Sunwa River Lodge
For war and helicopter enthusiasts alike.
Status Luxury Vehicles
Rent a supercar and feel like James Bond on the Jo'Burg streets.
Southern Sun Hyde Park
Enjoy a swim in the rooftop pool while taking in panoramic views of the city in this stylish hotel.
Skin Sense
Perfect for those who want a relatively quick spa treatment.
Saxon Spa
The sound therapy room gives one something a little bit different.
SAGolfing.com
For all your Johannesburg golf needs.
Polo Bar
Los Angeles meets aristocracy at The Polo Bar, where one can mix business with pleasure and keep their dignity intact...
Parkhurst & Saxonwold
For the pure enjoyment of shopping and an appreciation of aesthetically pleasing shops, Parkhurst and Saxonwold offer quite the shopping experience...
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...
Naturelink Aviation
Private jets for rent, all of which are ready and waiting to be used for whatever your fancy.
Mosaic
Recently declared the best restaurant in South Africa, it's not hard to see why getting a reservation of Mosaic is notoriously difficult.
Morningside Shopping Centre
The Morningside Shopping Centre is a new development offering a more personal shopping experience for customers with beautiful bespoke boutiques...
Montecasino
As Jo'burg's entertainment highlight, the games at Montecasino will ensure that a night here is always young.
Michelangelo Hotel
One of South Africa's finest, fittingly located right by Nelson Mandela Square.
Metro Cafe & Bar
Elegance exudes from every chandelier in this deeply decadent lounge...
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...
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
Mangwanani
A perfect mix between the western spa and traditional techniques.
Magaliesberg Canopy Tours
Giving you a great look over one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world.
Louis XVI
French cuisine presented in a room akin to Elton John's very own boudoir.
Legacy Corner
The recently opened Legacy Corner Mall is an excellent addition to the existing high-end retail facilites around Nelson Mandela Square...
La Belle Terrasse
Sunday brunch is something of an institution at La Belle Terrasse, best enjoyed on its gorgeous al fresco terrace.
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...
Junipa’s Cafe
A garage sale has never been taken so literally as it has at Junipa, a deli that started life in a garage some 12 years ago to become the best in all of Jo'burg.
Inanda Club
Mingle with Jo'burg's finest whilst taking in an afternoon polo match.

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