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The Hot House

18 Jarvis Street, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 418 3888
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Frequent visitor to Cape Town

I travel to Cape Town regularly and always spend an evening or two at the Hot House. Normally I... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

No guys - Really! Smells bad....needs to be repaired....looks tatty! Pics always look good but in... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
South Africa
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Stylish upmarket European Style steam bath, venue in the heart of the gay village. One can come just to relax and chill with or without the sleaze. HOTHOUSE offers what you expect and more from a steam bath: luxurious double volume lounges, fireplace and a sundeck with the most spectacular views, enormous steam room, sauna, 2 spa baths, 3 video lounges, maze, showers, darkrooms, and cabins. A bar, restaurant, privately paid cabins (double bed, with its own TV and air conditioner), free rooms Hothouse has been rated as the top Sauna in South Africa and one of the top Saunas in the world. Adult Store with goodies you won't find anywhere else in South Africa. We stock various items all imported so don't be shy to have a look if you spend R500 or more at out store your entrance is absolutely free. You can even visit our store without having to go into Hothouse. So if your thing is to socialize, or if you looking to hook up, Hothouse is the ideal venue Opening Hours: Mon to Wed 12:00Pm to 00:00am Thurs 12:00pm to 02:00am Weekends open 24hrs Sunday close at Midnight
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
18 Jarvis Street, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 418 3888
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

I travel to Cape Town regularly and always spend an evening or two at the Hot House. Normally I take advantage of services like a private cabin as I like to have my own space. The staff are always friendly especially Germaine and Bash and...More

Thank 23visitor
Reviewed 13 April 2017

No guys - Really! Smells bad....needs to be repaired....looks tatty! Pics always look good but in reality...off the mark completely. Staff are OK but seems like they don't want to be there or it's just a job....I do not recommend this....it is becoming a sleazy...More

2  Thank marct71
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Am from Europe, on holiday with my friend. My friend is of older age, but still going strong except from a walking disability, which means that he for longer walks needs a walker, which he brought with him. He made it up all the stairs...More

6  Thank TIA170217
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The only gay bath house in Cape Town in a dump. It is run down and dirty. The cabins are disgusting and the foam in the downstairs jaccuzzi, vomiting. The worst part is the staff. I went twice because there is virtually nowhere else to...More

5  Thank vfv1964
Reviewed 18 August 2016

If you are looking for a good night out the Hot House is a fantastic venue, situated in the Hart of the Cape Town GLBT night spots. I need to mention the Manager and the Barmen specifically both the nights I was there, as they...More

2  Thank Frans C
Reviewed 27 July 2016

My partner and I visit Hot House once a month. As we share a house with straight friends, doing it like only us boys can is a great challenge from time to time. We usually arrive late Friday night and end up seeing the Sun...More

1  Thank Pierre-Henri S
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Always nice to visit Hothouse, nice to unwind relax and just adore the amazing view of the city or the waterfront and harbour. friendly staff nice people.

Thank wafsmit
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Really wants to go back Th place was so unexpected intearms of the standards cleanas, social security etc. Jacozis steam room sauna were just perfect And what was so so nice thos after parties and awesome music with life Dj's playing inside. I truly had...More

1  Thank herostar
Reviewed 23 June 2016

When you come to Cape Town and need to spend a night out its nice to know that there are a clean place to go. You guys need to see what your customers want. You guys are the most unfriendly staff I have ever seen....More

4  Thank andries_steyn
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Perfect spot for relaxing meeting locals and tourists alike. Beautiful interior and friendly staff. A must see when in Cape Town

Thank Derrick P
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