HotHouse Sauna
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Rating: 2.9/5. From 59 votes.
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HotHouse Sauna

18 Jarvis St, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001  map 

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HotHouse Sauna is considered to be the best gay sauna in South Africa. It offers a lot of amenities including a bar, spacious lounges, large sauna, steam room and plenty of cruising and play areas.

The sauna is located in De Waterkant so it’s right in the heart of the action in Cape town. It’s also the place to come if you’re looking for some action.


swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, sun terrace, maze, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, dark room, gym, spa, adults-only, cruise / fetish

Updated: 10-Oct-2019
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weekday: 12:00 - 00:00
weekend: 24 hours

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  1. P Plz

    “When will the owner realize that this place needs a renovation, I go back every year hoping to see a change. But no, it's getting worse, don't be alarmed if officials close this place due to health and safety issues.“

  2. G GDC
    UK visitor

    “The place needs to be disinfected from front to back. I don't think the wet steam room has seen a cleaner in two years or more. The dark dirty tiles glow in the dark. The torn filthy covers in the cubicles sent me home.“

    • P PLZ

      “I totally agree! I hope they find the time during lockdown to clean it. Hygiene should be their 1 priority.“

  3. G George
    Cleanliness and safety...?

    “Seriously can someone just once in a while use a mop? The floor is disgusting.

    Sauna wasn’t working, even after the guy at the counter said it is.

    Slippery entrance to steam room, someone will definitely get injured

    No smoking section so everyone smokes everywhere (yuck)

    Prices are cheap though

    And talent was good“

  4. M Marty
    Nice staff, proper pricing, serious safety issues

    “The buddy rate was honored, overall cleanliness acceptable. The place has a few but serious safety issues though: The grid usually covering the spillway around the jacuzzi was completely missing, leaving you with the slippery areas next to the 15cm deep channel. In the steam room a unprotected steam outlet in the wall at ankle level can get you scalded pretty badly (happened to me, still suffering). So watch out or don't go.“

  5. K Kyle
    Shifty experience

    “From the time I went in to the time I left, the front staff were trying to hustle more money than the actual entrance fee and at the end what I owed for my one drink that was at an exorbitant price. The floors were dirty, place was not kept up, looks like it’s in bad need of a renovation. The guys, as with capetonion gays, were cliquey and not a welcoming bunch. This sauna can learn from the likes of Rec Room or even a world class sauna like Babylon in Thailand. Definitely WON’T be going again.“

  6. A Alec
    Worst experience

    “It is loose hands one of the worst sauna I’ve ever been to. There is no designated smoking area, so guests smoke wherever they like, it’s extremely dark and overall very dirty. Rather go Tinder before going there. Never again!“

  7. D Donald
    Worth a visit

    “Offering an essential safe-fun-enjoy space for a diverse clientele, the owner and staff are to be recommended and thanked for providing this landmark venue in Cape Town. A user of the private cabins on offer to rent, the only concern I have is that the once "life-saving" aircon units have become white elephants, the substitute fans really just useless clutter and the mattresses absolutely need to be REPLACED - unless of course you like being poked from both ends simultaneously! This having been said, HH will always be appreciated and recommended.“

  8. E Enock
    One of the best in the world

    “Very well located in the middle of just everything in CT, with a stunning view of the harbour, well-supplied bar and great staff. Not to miss while in Capetown.“

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