Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

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.
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.
Vida E
Starbucks comes to South Africa without the steep prices. Don't forget to tip.
Mangwanani
A perfect mix between the western spa and traditional techniques.
The Grand
With dinner included in the entrance fee, this chic strip club is more class than crass.
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.
The Attic
Joburg Civic Theatre
This theatre hosts all types of shows, including musicals, ballets and comedies. Varied, to say the least.
The Saxon
The World's Leading Boutique Hotel - everything you could ask for... and more.
Glendower Golf Club
One of the country's top golf courses.
Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safaris
Cast your eyes over the South African landscape in these hot air balloons.
Moyo
Offering an authentic 'African' dining experience, Moyo is significantly more stylish than you might expect for a venue hinged around a gimmick.
Radium Beerhall
Jo'burg with a John Wayne gait, The Radium Beerhall is a real 'slap my thigh' good-time kinda place...
Soweto Rhubuluza
Perfect for those who want to booze accompanied with a small dose of culture.
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.
The Peech
A boutique hotel with a distinct African feel to it.
Angies
Comfort food classics served up on piled-high plates in a warm and intimate setting.
GoVertical
Offering adventure tours in some of Jo'burg's exciting natural surroundings.
Morningside Shopping Centre
The Morningside Shopping Centre is a new development offering a more personal shopping experience for customers with beautiful bespoke boutiques...
Bella
Freshly-made sandwiches and pies are the order of the day in this gourmet take on a casual café.
Mosaic
Recently declared the best restaurant in South Africa, it's not hard to see why getting a reservation of Mosaic is notoriously difficult.
Roots
A blast from the fashion past, perhaps. But, really, who wouldn't love a little beaver on their clothes.
Polo Bar
Los Angeles meets aristocracy at The Polo Bar, where one can mix business with pleasure and keep their dignity intact...
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.
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
Jo’burg Zoo
It's a jungle out there - and in the pens at Jo'burg Zoo, home to a wonderful selection of animals from all over the world.
Nicci Beach
Not to be confused with Nikki Beach, Nicci Beach is all about beach chic with live music and a wave pool.
Palazzo Montecasino
More of an entertainment village than a hotel, but still manages to retain a laid-back vibe.
Annica’s Deli
Sweet-toothed foodies will fall head over hills for this precious patisserie, offering cakes in every fabulous form and flavour.
Bassair Aviation
Tired of walking? Then take a helicopter instead.
Life
Death by design seems to be the motto at Life, a design-savvy deli offering weary shoppers fuel amidst stylish surroundings.
Tintswalo Waterfall
For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Jo'burg life this rural retreat epistomises country chic.
Old Mutual Theatre
A theatre with a slightly more high-brow program, ensuring those with more refined tastes aren't left out.
Tokyo Star
For something slightly different head to this anime-inspired bar, with more cool credentials than you can shake a comic strip at.
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...
AtholPlace
A hotel that screams individuality; it is also close to the best local amenities.
Forum Homini
Nature reserve meets boutique hotel.
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.
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.

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