5 spas for gents in Cape Town

Father’s Day is coming up, and our dads deserve only the best for toiling away to fulfil our wishes. Even if you’ve moved on and started your own family, thank your dad this Father’s Day by spoiling him with a visit to a men-only, no-frills spa.

While our suggestion might make you scoff, hear us out. There are several of these spas in Cape Town that cater for a male clientele – this means there are no fluffy pillows and pink explosions; male-only spas are sophisticated and chic, and promise to appeal to even the manliest of men.

Here are our top five spas for men in Cape Town:

1. The Spa Room

Situated in Sea Point Medical Centre, treaments at this male-only spa include deep-tissue massages, body scrubs, threading and several grooming options, among others.

A male-only spa will give Dad the assurance that he is allowed to be pampered once in a while.

Where: Sea Point Medical Centre, 11 Main Road, Sea Point

2. Sorbet Man | Cape Quarter

Sorbet Man believes grooming should be a part of life and, as their slogan clearly states: “real men groom.”

Your dad can opt for a hot towel shave, scalp massage or a relaxing Panic Mechanic massage. Sorbet Man has hundreds of treatments to choose from, and there will definitely be something your dad will appreciate.

Where: Shop 37, Cape Quarter, 27 Somerset Road, Green Point

3. Smoothe Beauty Bar

While Smoothe isn’t quite as pared down as the two previously mentioned spas, this luxurious spot won’t disappoint. With private rooms, your dad can enjoy the peaceful and sometimes jazzy atmospheric music that filters throughout the spa.

The lighting is soft and dreamy, and the staff are highly skilled in tackling backaches and that bag of knots your dad is always complaining about. He can enjoy a refreshing glass of spring water mixed with an assortment of fruits after the treatment.

Where: Eden on the Bay Mall, Cnr of Otto du Plessis and Sir David Baird, Bloubergstrand

4. Glasshouse Rejuvenation for Men

Situated in the Silo Precinct Building at the V&A Waterfront, this sophisticated male-only spa is as swanky as it gets.

There are a variety of treatments including a hot towel shave, scalp massage as well as reflexology. The spa also offers a post-gym/pre-work prep that includes a facial cleanse, eye cream application, and a hair wash and style.

Where: Shop 5A, Silo 5, South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront

5. Aiyara Thai Spa

Thai massages are known for being hard but extremely effective for those stubborn knots and aches. Aiyara Thai Spa specialises in Nuad Thai massages, which is focused on relaxation, bringing balance to the body, healthy blood circulation and activation of the body’s “sen” or energy lines.

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

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

Where: Eden on the Bay Mall, Cnr of Otto du Plessis and Sir David Baird, Bloubergstrand

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