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 out our picks for the top destinations for New Year’s […]
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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 in the World’ by TripAdvisor. We caught up with Kevin […]
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 It Jungle and Freak 2000 (Irma Records). SLOK’s discography also includes releases […]
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 this week’s #FriFotos theme: “FIT FOR A QUEEN”. Well, weren’t […]
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 theme is “Pools”, so we decided to list a few […]
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.
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 rollicking weekend as two of the city’s top party planners […]
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 in gloriously idyllic settings. While Hg2 Cape Town author, Keith […]
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 Strip. Sunbird Bistro has taken over the sea-facing box previously […]
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 Broadway. It played at Cape Town’s Theatre on the Bay […]
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, he’s proved it possible to eek out a quite, contemplative […]
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 Keith Bain takes a peek at one of the city’s […]