Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

Wits Art Museum
9,000-piece African art collection in a shiny new building on the Wits campus.
Wild Olive
There's nothing quite like home-cooked food, which is why this deli offers it by the plate-load to ravenous locals.
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 Westcliff
With great views overlooking Jo'burg's suburbs, this hillside hotel doesn't disappoint.
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 Jolly Rodger
Not for those who are simply looking for time to chill; it's loud and it's wild...
The Grand
With dinner included in the entrance fee, this chic strip club is more class than crass.
The Bassline
... And all that jazz. The Bassline prides itself on showcasing South Africa's best musical talent, and doesn't disappoint.
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.
Status Luxury Vehicles
Rent a supercar and feel like James Bond on the Jo'Burg streets.
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.
Rose Boys
Take a walk on the wild side at Rose Boys, described by its owner as a nice little hole in the wall.
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...
Naturelink Aviation
Private jets for rent, all of which are ready and waiting to be used for whatever your fancy.
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.
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.

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