The Rec Room

Johannesburg’s #1 Gay Sauna

The largest and busiest Men Sauna of its kind in the province of Gauteng. We pride ourselves on the highest standard of hygiene and actively promote a healthy lifestyle in a safe and secure environment for the gay and bi-sexual community of the city.

Get your steam on

The Rec Room offers the chance for gay and bisexual men to get hot and steamy in Johannesburg’s cleanest, most imaginative gay sauna complex.

Licensed Bar

Our fully licensed cafe-bar offers a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks together with snacks. We offer a large selection of lagers, spirits and wines.

Themes and Parties

We frequently hosts a number of parties and special events. Keep an eye out on our News page, or subscribe to our newsletter to ensure you never miss one


Monday – No Towel Night
Tuesday – Underwear Night (Come show us your fab undies)
Wednesday – Half Price Drinks
Thursday – Buddy Night

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be gay to visit the sauna?
NO!  A lot of our customers are gay, but a lot are also bisexual, some are even straight, some are married, and some just come to experiment.
What do I wear, and are towels provided?
We do NOT charge for towels.  You can use as many as you like, within reason, and you can either wear it around the place, or go naked
What about condoms and lube?
Condoms and lube for you to use totally free of charge, as well as sexual health information.  You are more than welcome to take some condoms home with you (reasonable amounts) for your own protection.  We also provide on-site testing and counselling, please consult the reception desk for more info.
What things do you charge for?
We charge an entry fee, but towels, use of your locker, showers are all free. Alcohol, Food, snacks and can drinks are all chargeable.
I'm quite scared to visit a venue like this. What will it be like?
We do everything we can to make you feel welcome.  You will find that this sort of venue attracts people of the same type, in that they all need discretion, and have a lot of respect for each other, and you will generally feel very comfortable very quickly.
I'm old or overweight, and don't feel good about my body.
We get people of all shapes, sizes, ages and from all walks of life, from jobless people to lawyers, and so on.  Once you’re in a towel, everyone is the same here.
When is the best time to visit?
This is the most difficult question to answer, as we can never predict how busy it will be, or when people will come in, or what type of people will visit.  Naturally the weekends are very busy.

Don't Be Shy

If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.