Has your stay in self-catering accommodation become an endless trail in search of the perfect street market bargains? Do you feel like you might be tempted to exclaim, “Yes, you look fat in that!” if you see one more boutique?
As amazing as Cape Town shopping is, one man can only take so much. Next time skip the shops and hit the spa in Cape Town. Before you discard the idea, consider these unique Cape Town spas specially designed for real men on the rebound from retail therapy.
The Spa Room – Sea Point
This establishment is in the Sea Point Medical Centre, so it must be good. Here you can enjoy a manly mud scrub with Kalahari Red Dune Sand or have your karma beaten back into shape with a deep tissue massage.
Sorbet Man – Cape Quarter
The slogan, “Real Men Groom” says it all at the Cape Quarter salon. Indulge in a traditional hot towel shave and scalp massage before choosing from one of the 100s of other treats available. Manicures, waxing, pedicure and more are all on the cards. For your current state of mind, the Panic Mechanic Massage with de-stressing aromatherapy oils is highly recommended.
Glass House Rejuvenation for Men – Silo Precinct Building, V&A Waterfront
Pick up a quickie at this sophisticated men’s only retreat. From the moment you walk in, the dopamine goes into overdrive and you’ll emerge looking and feeling like a new man. A hot towel shave, scalp therapy, facial cleanse and moisturise with eye-cream and hair wash and style are just the quick fix you need.
Bronze Me – Pendennis Pl, Tokai, Cape Town
Let’s face it Cape Town isn’t a bundle of sun in the winter time and even in summer you’ve spent all your time in tow as your partner hits the shops. Undo the injustice with an airbrush tan at Bronze Me. The procedure is safer and quicker than baking on the beach and your gym buddies will be truly impressed with your all-over sun-kissed glow.
Aiyara Thai Spa – Bloubergstrand
If you’re going to get a massage, it may as well be a Thai massage and it should be in this plush den of relaxation at the Eden on the Bay Mall. A thorough panel beating at the hands, knees, heels, and elbows of an expert masseuse will release and relax every niggling knot you never knew you had.
Cape Town Relaxation at its Best
Now the next time you feel a shopping spree coming on, smile and wave and head to one of these top men-only spots for a little indulgence of your own.
If you like the sound of what the Mother City has to offer men, book your Cape Town self-catering accommodation now and discover why real men really do spa.