Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

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.
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.
Assaggi
Assaggi is a relaxed family-run Italian establishment just like momma used to make-a, with great food and a really friendly down-to-earth atmosphere
AtholPlace
A hotel that screams individuality; it is also close to the best local amenities.
Baron Sandown
Favoured by the suited and booted, and perfect for people-watching, The Baron is a great place to witness those usually more dignified of creatures loosen up a little...
Bassair Aviation
Tired of walking? Then take a helicopter instead.
Beirut
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.
Casalinga
Who said romance was dead? Good food, good wine and a good setting make this the perfect place for a romantic meal for two. All you need to provide is the good company.
E.S.P
E.S.P. plays host to world-famous dance DJs and trance acts only once a week, but that's all it needs to bring the house down.
Eclectic Gifts
For beautiful home-wear, Eclectic Gifts in Birdhaven is the place to visit...
Espresso Cafe
Though a laid-back cafe rather than a bar, Espresso is the place to be to enjoy a few beers and settle in for chilled out afternoon or evening...
Faff
Faff doesn't, er, faff about with a wonderfully colourful and varied menu supported by an extensive drinks list.
Faircity Quatermain
An English country house with a South African twist, perfect for the upmarket business traveller.
Falstaff Hotel
An in-house Italian restaurant coupled with a central location make this hotel a businessman's dream.
Fashion TV Café
Fashion is more than passion here where models outnumber mere mortals and the dance floor is used to burn off any calories consumed during dinner.
Fino
Fine dining can be found at Fino, which offers sumptuous Spanish fare and chic Mediterranean style in equal measures.
Fino
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.
Ghazal
Incredible Indian cuisine is served up in style at Ghazal, which also offers delivery direct to hotel rooms for the truly lazy.
Gin
Gin may be a mother's ruin, but that's what makes this gorgeous bar such a hit with trendy young locals looking to flirt with danger.
Glendower Golf Club
One of the country's top golf courses.
GoVertical
Offering adventure tours in some of Jo'burg's exciting natural surroundings.
Hush
The only thing more stylish than this club is the clientele, which would make any mere mortal feel hopelessly inadequate. And quite rightly so.
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...
Hyde Park Corner
One could spend an entire day in Jo'burg's pioneering Hyde Park shopping mall, which caters for all tastes and ages...
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.
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.
Jolly Cool
For an old-school, shoot-some-pool kinda place with great music and pizza on demand, Jolly Cool is a must...
Katzy’s
Swish and sophisticated, Katzy's offers the best jazz in Jo'burg as well as an array of fine whiskeys to keep your thirst well and truly quenched...
La Belle Terrasse
Sunday brunch is something of an institution at La Belle Terrasse, best enjoyed on its gorgeous al fresco terrace.
Latinova
Seeking a Latin lover? Then head to Latinova, where you can sidle up against sweaty bodies to the beat of sexy salsa.
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.

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