Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

12 Decades
12 rooms matched to 12 decades of art history - sleep in an art installation at this designer hotel.
2nd Avenue Houghton Estate
A beautiful boutique bolthole in the heart of Houghton beloved by celebrities and UN Secretary Generals alike.
Adventure Skydives
If jumping out of planes is your thing head to Carletonville aiport.
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.
Angies
Comfort food classics served up on piled-high plates in a warm and intimate setting.
Annica’s Deli
Sweet-toothed foodies will fall head over hills for this precious patisserie, offering cakes in every fabulous form and flavour.
Apartheid Museum
The Apartheid Museum looks back on South Africa's apartheid past; a must-see.
AtholPlace
A hotel that screams individuality; it is also close to the best local amenities.
Barnyard Theatres
Enjoy all types of entertainment at Barnyard whilst tucking into a picnic or having a few drinks. Preferably both.
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.
Chocodore
Chocoholics congregate at Chocodore, where a love of the brown stuff is positively encouraged.
Cinema Nouveau
Local films aren't ignored in this cinema chain, which fosters South African film and plays host to occasional film festivals.
Constitution Hill
Constitution Hill is the site where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, and stunning architecture makes it quite the sight to behold.
David Krut Projects
Staple art gallery showcasing work by local artists, designers and architects.
Eclectic Gifts
For beautiful home-wear, Eclectic Gifts in Birdhaven is the place to visit...
Espresso Caffe
A comprehensive food menu and a blossoming cocktail culture make Espresso Caffe the place to go for pre-office food and drink.
Everard Read Gallery
Housing much of the country's finest art, The Everard Read Gallery offers culture vultures canvases galore.
Faircity Quatermain
An English country house with a South African twist, perfect for the upmarket business traveller.
Fairlawns
A tranquil retreat that offers its guests both a luxurious and personal experience.
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.
Forum Homini
Nature reserve meets boutique hotel.
Gilroy’s Brewery
Enjoy a drink (or five) whilst seeing how beer is made.
Glendower Golf Club
One of the country's top golf courses.
Goodman Gallery
The Goodman Gallery is where culture vultures soak up South Africa's greatest artists, from Walter Battiss to Norman Catherine.
GoVertical
Offering adventure tours in some of Jo'burg's exciting natural surroundings.
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.
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...
Ilali
This petite boutique guesthouse is like the ultimate first date: utterly desirable, ridiculously affordable, and, most importantly, quick to put you at ease.
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.
Intrepid Fly
Test your fishing skills here whilst trying to catch your next meal.
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.
Joburg Civic Theatre
This theatre hosts all types of shows, including musicals, ballets and comedies. Varied, to say the least.
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.
Lesedi Village
Showcasing South Africa's traditional cultures and tribes, Lesedi Cultural Village is an educational experience to say the least.
Life
Death by design seems to be the motto at Life, a design-savvy deli offering weary shoppers fuel amidst stylish surroundings.
Magaliesberg Canopy Tours
Giving you a great look over one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world.
Mainstreetwalks
Guided walks of Johannesburg with a culturally immersed bent.

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