Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

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.
Turffontein
Enjoy a flutter at one of the country's oldest racecourses.
Tokyo Star
For something slightly different head to this anime-inspired bar, with more cool credentials than you can shake a comic strip at.
Tintswalo Waterfall
For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Jo'burg life this rural retreat epistomises country chic.
The Troyeville
The Troyeville is most certainly for those with taste and a penchant for getting tipsy in the afternoon...
The Saxon
The World's Leading Boutique Hotel - everything you could ask for... and more.
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 Grand
With dinner included in the entrance fee, this chic strip club is more class than crass.
The Attic
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.
Sunwa River Lodge
For war and helicopter enthusiasts alike.
Soweto Rhubuluza
Perfect for those who want to booze accompanied with a small dose of culture.
Saxon Spa
The sound therapy room gives one something a little bit different.
Satyagraha House
Part sustainable guesthouse, part museum, part spiritual retreat, Satyagraha House is a fascinating homage to former resident Mohandas Ghandi and a haven of stillness away from the hardworking, hard-playing vibe of Joburg.
SAGolfing.com
For all your Johannesburg golf needs.
Roots
A blast from the fashion past, perhaps. But, really, who wouldn't love a little beaver on their clothes.
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.
Radium Beerhall
Jo'burg with a John Wayne gait, The Radium Beerhall is a real 'slap my thigh' good-time kinda place...
Polo Bar
Los Angeles meets aristocracy at The Polo Bar, where one can mix business with pleasure and keep their dignity intact...
Palazzo Montecasino
More of an entertainment village than a hotel, but still manages to retain a laid-back vibe.
Orlando Towers
Great place that offers a variety of activities for thrill-seekers.
Old Mutual Theatre
A theatre with a slightly more high-brow program, ensuring those with more refined tastes aren't left out.
Nicci Beach
Not to be confused with Nikki Beach, Nicci Beach is all about beach chic with live music and a wave pool.
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...
Moyo
Offering an authentic 'African' dining experience, Moyo is significantly more stylish than you might expect for a venue hinged around a gimmick.
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.
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.
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
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.
Manhattan Club
The bigger the better, apparently - and that's no more true than at The Manhattan Club, the largest dance venue in Sandton.
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.
Life
Death by design seems to be the motto at Life, a design-savvy deli offering weary shoppers fuel amidst stylish surroundings.
Joburg Civic Theatre
This theatre hosts all types of shows, including musicals, ballets and comedies. Varied, to say the least.
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.
Inanda Club
Mingle with Jo'burg's finest whilst taking in an afternoon polo match.

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