5 Manly Spas in Cape Town

Treat yo’self!

While this next sentence may make you scoff and turn away, hear us out. There are a number of ‘Men-only’ or ‘Manly spas’ around Cape Town that cater directly for male clientele. What does this mean? This means there are no fluffy pillows and pink explosions; male-only spas are sophisticated and chic and promise to appease even the ‘manliest’ of men.

Here are our Top 5 ‘Manly’ Spas in Cape Town:

1. The Spa Room

The Spa Room is situated in the Sea Point Medical Centre and is a male-only spa. Treatments include Deep Tissue Massages, Kalahari Red Dune Sand Body Scrub, threading and a number of grooming treatments, just to name a few.

A male-only spa will give Dad the assurance that he IS allowed to be pampered once in a while and as the saying goes, “If he can do it, so can I!”

Address: Sea Point Medical Centre| 11 Main Road |Sea Point.

2. Sorbet Man | Cape Quarter

Sorbet Man

Sorbet Man believes male preening should be a part of life and, as their slogan clearly states, “Real Men Groom”.

Spoil Dad this Father’s Day with a hot towel shave, scalp massage or a relaxing ‘Panic Mechanic’ massage. Sorbet Man has hundreds of treatments to choose from and there is no doubt, however ‘manly’ your dad is, there’s something at Sorbet Man that he will simply love.

Address: Shop 37 |Cape Quarter| 27 Somerset Rd |Green Point.

3. Smoothe Beauty Bar

Smooth Beauty Bar

While Smoothe is perhaps not as ‘manly’ as the above mentioned venues, this ultra-luxurious spa will not disappoint. With private rooms for every client, your dad can enjoy the peaceful and sometimes jazzy atmospheric music that filters throughout the spa.

Lighting is soft and dreamy and the staff are highly-skilled in tackling back-aches and that ‘bag of knots’ your dad is always complaining about. Enjoy a refreshing glass of spring water mixed with an assortment of fruits after the treatment.

Address: Eden on the Bay Mall | Cnr of Otto du Plessis & Sir David Baird | Bloubergstrand.

4. Glasshouse Rejuvenation for Men

Glasshouse pedi

Now when we spoke earlier about the sophisticated and chic layout of a man’s spa, this is the spa in particular that we were referring to. Situated in the Silo Precinct Building at the V&A Waterfront, this male-only spa is as swanky as it gets.

Choose from a variety of treatments including a hot towel shave, scalp therapy massage, foot reflexology or a post-gym/pre-work prep that includes a facial cleanse and moisturise, eye-cream application and a hair wash and style  – perfect for an important working day!

Address: Shop  5A | Silo 5 | South Arm Road |V&A Waterfront

5. Aiyara Thai Spa


Thai massages are known for being tough but extremely effective for all those stubborn knots and aches.  Aiyara Thai Spa specialise in ‘Nuad Thai’ massages which is focused on ultimate relaxation, bringing balance to the body’s various centres, healthy blood circulation and activation of the body’s ‘Sen’ or energy lines.

A Thai masseuse will use thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the recipient. In this process, joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced.

Aiyara Thai Spa is situated at the tranquil and idyllic Eden on the Bay Mall – the perfect spot to take Dad out for a bite to eat before or after the treatment.

Address: Eden on the Bay Mall | Cnr of Otto du Plessis & Sir David Baird | Bloubergstrand.

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