Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

Everard Read Gallery
Housing much of the country's finest art, The Everard Read Gallery offers culture vultures canvases galore.
Mainstreetwalks
Guided walks of Johannesburg with a culturally immersed bent.
The Jolly Rodger
Not for those who are simply looking for time to chill; it's loud and it's wild...
Rose Boys
Take a walk on the wild side at Rose Boys, described by its owner as a nice little hole in the wall.
Constitution Hill
Constitution Hill is the site where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, and stunning architecture makes it quite the sight to behold.
Lesedi Village
Showcasing South Africa's traditional cultures and tribes, Lesedi Cultural Village is an educational experience to say the least.
Barnyard Theatres
Enjoy all types of entertainment at Barnyard whilst tucking into a picnic or having a few drinks. Preferably both.
Cinema Nouveau
Local films aren't ignored in this cinema chain, which fosters South African film and plays host to occasional film festivals.
The Bassline
... And all that jazz. The Bassline prides itself on showcasing South Africa's best musical talent, and doesn't disappoint.
Apartheid Museum
The Apartheid Museum looks back on South Africa's apartheid past; a must-see.
Espresso Caffe
A comprehensive food menu and a blossoming cocktail culture make Espresso Caffe the place to go for pre-office food and drink.
Goodman Gallery
The Goodman Gallery is where culture vultures soak up South Africa's greatest artists, from Walter Battiss to Norman Catherine.
Museum of Military History
The Museum of Military History is a bold expression of the continent's firing power, complete with military vehicles from the past flanking the entrance and over 4,000 different military items housed inside.
Andiccio 24
Perfect for those late-night munchies, Andiccio 26 is where the after-party's at. Delivery also available for those who can't walk in a straight line.
Chocodore
Chocoholics congregate at Chocodore, where a love of the brown stuff is positively encouraged.
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.
Wild Olive
There's nothing quite like home-cooked food, which is why this deli offers it by the plate-load to ravenous locals.
12 Decades
12 rooms matched to 12 decades of art history - sleep in an art installation at this designer hotel.
Ilali
This petite boutique guesthouse is like the ultimate first date: utterly desirable, ridiculously affordable, and, most importantly, quick to put you at ease.
Maropeng
Maropeng provides interactive exhibits for those not necessarily architecturally/historically inclined; highlights include two-million-year-old tools and an underground boat ride.
Intrepid Fly
Test your fishing skills here whilst trying to catch your next meal.
Gilroy’s Brewery
Enjoy a drink (or five) whilst seeing how beer is made.
Mall of Rosebank
As well as showcasing South African brands, the mall also houses a weekly rooftop flea market and an art house cinema.
Hector Pieterson Memorial
Sensitive souls beware; this museum isn't for the faint-hearted, with images, videos and sounds that highlight South Africa's tempestuous past.

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