Posts Tagged: south africa

Hedonist-New-Year-2013-New-York

Hedonist’s Guide to New Year’s Getaways 2013 | Hg2 PICKS

New Year’s Eve is beckoning, so at Hg2 we’ve been pondering where to welcome 2013 in style.  Whether a bit of warmth is what you’re after or something altogether different, we’ve come up with a few ideas to inspire. Check

Hedonist-New-Year-2013-New-York

Hedonist’s Guide to New Year’s Getaways 2013 | Hg2 PICKS

New Year’s Eve is beckoning, so at Hg2 we’ve been pondering where to welcome 2013 in style.  Whether a bit of warmth is what you’re after or something altogether different, we’ve come up with a few ideas to inspire. Check

Kevin Gerlach Villa Zest Cape Town

Kevin Gerlach: A Zest for the Best of Cape Town | Hg2 INSIDER

A native of the U.S., Kevin Gerlach spent much of his life as a sales and marketing consultant before abandoning the corporate life in 2007 to open Villa Zest, a boutique hotel in Cape Town that was dubbed the ‘Trendiest Hotel

Kevin Gerlach Villa Zest Cape Town

Kevin Gerlach: A Zest for the Best of Cape Town | Hg2 INSIDER

A native of the U.S., Kevin Gerlach spent much of his life as a sales and marketing consultant before abandoning the corporate life in 2007 to open Villa Zest, a boutique hotel in Cape Town that was dubbed the ‘Trendiest Hotel

DJ SLOK

Pasta, Paris and DJ SLOK | Hg2 INSIDER

Italian DJ SLOK considers himself more a great pasta chef than an underground contemporary electronic music artist, despite the fact that he had big influence on the Italian Breakbeat, Drum’n’Bass and Jungle scene with his two debut albums They Call

DJ SLOK

Pasta, Paris and DJ SLOK | Hg2 INSIDER

Italian DJ SLOK considers himself more a great pasta chef than an underground contemporary electronic music artist, despite the fact that he had big influence on the Italian Breakbeat, Drum’n’Bass and Jungle scene with his two debut albums They Call

Sydney Opera House Queen Jubilee. Photo: Hai Linh Truong

FriFotos: Royal Commonwealth Hotspots

Britian’s got Jubilee fever. The 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation is positively hanging in the air. Union Jacks are flying everywhere. Portraits of Her Majesty are gracing shops and shop windows. Even Twitter is getting into the act with

Sydney Opera House Queen Jubilee. Photo: Hai Linh Truong

FriFotos: Royal Commonwealth Hotspots

Britian’s got Jubilee fever. The 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation is positively hanging in the air. Union Jacks are flying everywhere. Portraits of Her Majesty are gracing shops and shop windows. Even Twitter is getting into the act with

Phoenicia Amethyste Beirut Pool

6 Epic Pools To Lounge By | TRENDSPOTTING

Welcome to another Friday and our new regular feature here on Hg2 Magazine: #FriFotos. A Twitter forum started by Jonathan Epstein of @EpsteinTravels, every Friday people from across the globe gather on Twitter to share their favorite images on a given weekly theme. Fittingly, this week’s

Phoenicia Amethyste Beirut Pool

6 Epic Pools To Lounge By | TRENDSPOTTING

Welcome to another Friday and our new regular feature here on Hg2 Magazine: #FriFotos. A Twitter forum started by Jonathan Epstein of @EpsteinTravels, every Friday people from across the globe gather on Twitter to share their favorite images on a given weekly theme. Fittingly, this week’s

Cape Town Gay Season

Cape Town Pride Kicks Off ‘Gay Season’

There’s something of a gay season kicking off in South Africa right now. In April, the prestigious Mr Gay World final happens in Johannesburg – a first for Africa. And, this weekend, Cape Town hosts its annual Gay Pride festivities, just ahead of the start of the best gay film festival on the continent, Out In Africa.

Cape Town Gay Season

Cape Town Pride Kicks Off ‘Gay Season’

There’s something of a gay season kicking off in South Africa right now. In April, the prestigious Mr Gay World final happens in Johannesburg – a first for Africa. And, this weekend, Cape Town hosts its annual Gay Pride festivities, just ahead of the start of the best gay film festival on the continent, Out In Africa.

Maoriginal (aka Ma'or Harris) on the decks at Fiddle East
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Mother City Spring Madness / GUEST BLOGGER

Spring has well and truly sprung at the southern tip of Africa, with warm winds wafting around the Atlantic Seaboard and one gigantic flaming red disc setting the sky ablaze at sunset. Hg2 Cape Town author Keith Bain predicts a

Maoriginal (aka Ma'or Harris) on the decks at Fiddle East
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Mother City Spring Madness / GUEST BLOGGER

Spring has well and truly sprung at the southern tip of Africa, with warm winds wafting around the Atlantic Seaboard and one gigantic flaming red disc setting the sky ablaze at sunset. Hg2 Cape Town author Keith Bain predicts a

Presidential Bedroom

Wine-ding Down / GUEST BLOGGER

Some say owning a wine estate has everything to do with prestige and very little to do with profiteering. Whatever the case, there’s no arguing that some of South Africa’s most beautiful and opulent accommodations are situated on wine farms

Presidential Bedroom

Wine-ding Down / GUEST BLOGGER

Some say owning a wine estate has everything to do with prestige and very little to do with profiteering. Whatever the case, there’s no arguing that some of South Africa’s most beautiful and opulent accommodations are situated on wine farms

Cape Town - eat - sunbird bistro - from outside

The Breakfast Club / GUEST BLOGGER

After another perfect-weather weekend in South Africa’s Mother City, Hg2 Cape Town author Keith Bain starts the week on a high note with a laid-back, multi-espresso breakfast at the latest restaurant to fill the gap along Camps Bay’s effervescent Sunset

Cape Town - eat - sunbird bistro - from outside

The Breakfast Club / GUEST BLOGGER

After another perfect-weather weekend in South Africa’s Mother City, Hg2 Cape Town author Keith Bain starts the week on a high note with a laid-back, multi-espresso breakfast at the latest restaurant to fill the gap along Camps Bay’s effervescent Sunset

The trio

Musical Murder / GUEST BLOGGER

Hg2 Cape Town author Keith Bain knows a good musical when he sees one–particularly when it’s dripping with tongue-in-cheek humour. Back in the 90s, three fresh-faced, super-talented, straight-out-of-drama school South African actors staged a gut-wrenchingly funny musical spoof entitled Offbeat

The trio

Musical Murder / GUEST BLOGGER

Hg2 Cape Town author Keith Bain knows a good musical when he sees one–particularly when it’s dripping with tongue-in-cheek humour. Back in the 90s, three fresh-faced, super-talented, straight-out-of-drama school South African actors staged a gut-wrenchingly funny musical spoof entitled Offbeat

Cape Town - Stay - Ilali - Sweet bathroom shot

And So To Bed / GUEST BLOGGER

Although he’s a committed coastal junkie, Hg2 Cape Town author Keith Bain every so often descends on Johannesburg—Africa’s economic workhorse, and a city that’s seemingly always on a Red Bull buzz. While most people there have business on the brain,

Cape Town - Stay - Ilali - Sweet bathroom shot

And So To Bed / GUEST BLOGGER

Although he’s a committed coastal junkie, Hg2 Cape Town author Keith Bain every so often descends on Johannesburg—Africa’s economic workhorse, and a city that’s seemingly always on a Red Bull buzz. While most people there have business on the brain,

Cape Philharmonic Orchestra performing at Cape Town City Hall

Music To Our Ears / GUEST BLOGGER

In this most secret of secret seasons — with Cape Town experiencing ridiculously summery days, smashing sunsets, and an endless succession of heart-warming winter experiences to lure even the most fireplace-bound homebodies into the city — Hg2 Cape Town author

Cape Philharmonic Orchestra performing at Cape Town City Hall

Music To Our Ears / GUEST BLOGGER

In this most secret of secret seasons — with Cape Town experiencing ridiculously summery days, smashing sunsets, and an endless succession of heart-warming winter experiences to lure even the most fireplace-bound homebodies into the city — Hg2 Cape Town author

Fatback Soul1

Soul Provider / FRIDAY NIGHT HOTSPOT

A bastion of model-sexy good looks and silky-smooth tunes, Fatback Soul is the grown-up answer to after-dark imbibing on Cape Town’s hard-partying Long Street. Owner-designer Jeremy Phillips wanted to create something sophisticated and world-class, and so dreamed up his personal

Fatback Soul1

Soul Provider / FRIDAY NIGHT HOTSPOT

A bastion of model-sexy good looks and silky-smooth tunes, Fatback Soul is the grown-up answer to after-dark imbibing on Cape Town’s hard-partying Long Street. Owner-designer Jeremy Phillips wanted to create something sophisticated and world-class, and so dreamed up his personal

Fugard1

Enter Stage-Left / Hg2 OPENING OF THE WEEK

The Fugard, Cape Town’s centre of culture-centric live theatre, which opened early last year, ups the ante this week when it launches its second performance venue, the 150-seater Fugard Theatre Studio. Inaugurating the new space is Joe Calarco’s highly-acclaimed Shakespeare’s

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Enter Stage-Left / Hg2 OPENING OF THE WEEK

The Fugard, Cape Town’s centre of culture-centric live theatre, which opened early last year, ups the ante this week when it launches its second performance venue, the 150-seater Fugard Theatre Studio. Inaugurating the new space is Joe Calarco’s highly-acclaimed Shakespeare’s

cape town - sleep - babylonstoren - bedroom bed

Country Bumpkin / Hg2 MUST-STAY

Here at Hg2, we don’t generally go for the country bumpkin experience. We’re unrelenting city-lovers, but that doesn’t mean we won’t happily ferret out rural bliss. Hg2 Cape Town author Keith Bain travels less than an hour from the centre

cape town - sleep - babylonstoren - bedroom bed

Country Bumpkin / Hg2 MUST-STAY

Here at Hg2, we don’t generally go for the country bumpkin experience. We’re unrelenting city-lovers, but that doesn’t mean we won’t happily ferret out rural bliss. Hg2 Cape Town author Keith Bain travels less than an hour from the centre

Stomp

Snap Happy / GUEST BLOGGER

Always the culture vulture, Hg2 Cape Town author Keith Bain keeps tabs on the city’s ever-changing exhibitions. Capetonians are relentless photographers, and who can blame them? The quality of the light here supposedly produces extraordinary images, while the city itself

Stomp

Snap Happy / GUEST BLOGGER

Always the culture vulture, Hg2 Cape Town author Keith Bain keeps tabs on the city’s ever-changing exhibitions. Capetonians are relentless photographers, and who can blame them? The quality of the light here supposedly produces extraordinary images, while the city itself

Trinity 1

God Is A DJ / FRIDAY NIGHT HOTSPOT

Tucked amongst the converted warehouses towards the city-end of Green Point, Trinity is Cape Town’s only true superclub, a vast temple to late-night hedonism that opened to instant acclaim in December 2010. With its spacious dance floor, multiple bars and

Trinity 1

God Is A DJ / FRIDAY NIGHT HOTSPOT

Tucked amongst the converted warehouses towards the city-end of Green Point, Trinity is Cape Town’s only true superclub, a vast temple to late-night hedonism that opened to instant acclaim in December 2010. With its spacious dance floor, multiple bars and

Arno Carstens - Springbok Nude Girls frontman

Long Live Zula / GUEST BLOGGER

Like clockwork, man-about-town and Hg2 Cape Town author Keith Bain tells us what’s going down this Friday night in the Mother City — does the man ever get any sleep? Tonight, one of Cape Town’s legendary live music venues reopens

Arno Carstens - Springbok Nude Girls frontman

Long Live Zula / GUEST BLOGGER

Like clockwork, man-about-town and Hg2 Cape Town author Keith Bain tells us what’s going down this Friday night in the Mother City — does the man ever get any sleep? Tonight, one of Cape Town’s legendary live music venues reopens

Manna Bay 1

Why So Blue? / REVIEW PREVIEW

MannaBay Fine Boutique Hotel, 1 Denholm Road, Oranjezicht, City Bowl An architectural oddity in a soothing shade of blue, this classy little guesthouse looks so innocent from its perch overlooking the city. Step within, though, and you’re in an emporium

Manna Bay 1

Why So Blue? / REVIEW PREVIEW

MannaBay Fine Boutique Hotel, 1 Denholm Road, Oranjezicht, City Bowl An architectural oddity in a soothing shade of blue, this classy little guesthouse looks so innocent from its perch overlooking the city. Step within, though, and you’re in an emporium

Bombay Brasserie 1

Bombay Dreams / Hg2 MUST-EAT

The last year or so has seen profound changes to Cape Town’s dining scene. Café culture is booming. We’ve always known about that, but what’s really taken off is the trend towards to local, neighbourhood eateries. Even in the most

Bombay Brasserie 1

Bombay Dreams / Hg2 MUST-EAT

The last year or so has seen profound changes to Cape Town’s dining scene. Café culture is booming. We’ve always known about that, but what’s really taken off is the trend towards to local, neighbourhood eateries. Even in the most