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Welcome To Hinthunt Africa!

The Original Live Escape Game

As one of the first Live Escape Games to open globally in 2012, HintHunt is considered to be a pioneer and is largely responsible for kicking off the Escape Game craze which has since swept the world.

Since being the first of its kind in Africa, HintHunt Africa has expanded by locally developing a range of live experiences.

Challenges

Problem & puzzle solving will test your logic and dexterity as time runs out and pressure mounts!

Teams

Friends, family or colleagues need to work together if they are to succeed – collaboration is key!

Time

60, 90 or 120 minutes to find, solve, think or race your way to success in one of the exciting experiences of your choice.

Impression

Create lasting memories through exciting adventures. Ride the waves of euphoria in these immersive, exhilarating experiences!

OUR REVIEWS

Hear what our clients have to say.

Claudia Albeldas
This is the best thing you can do with a spare hour!! Ive done all the rooms with my team ...
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Claudia Albeldas
This is the best thing you can do with a spare hour!! Ive done all the rooms with my team and we have absolutely loved each room! The staff are incredible as well, a special thank you to DJ for adding to our wonderful experiences as well. This is the best!
Claudia Albeldas
Claudia Albeldas
Ilke Griesel
Best experience ever!!!!!! Everyone should do this!!!!!!!
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Ilke Griesel
Best experience ever!!!!!! Everyone should do this!!!!!!!
Ilke Griesel
Ilke Griesel
Liesel Jacobs
Great fun. A must do when in Cape Town.
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Liesel Jacobs
Great fun. A must do when in Cape Town.
Liesel Jacobs
Liesel Jacobs
Tracey B
Fantastic team building exercise. It was so much fun and a great way to connect as colleagues. Highly recommended!
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Tracey B
Fantastic team building exercise. It was so much fun and a great way to connect as colleagues. Highly recommended!
Tracey B
Tracey B
Kayleigh Erasmus
ABSOLUTELY loved it! We had such a blast and can't wait to do all the rooms
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Kayleigh Erasmus
ABSOLUTELY loved it! We had such a blast and can't wait to do all the rooms
Kayleigh Erasmus
Kayleigh Erasmus
Brittany Nygaard
Be careful, it's extremely addictive!! Hope they get new rooms soon! Definitely worth the price.
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Brittany Nygaard
Be careful, it's extremely addictive!! Hope they get new rooms soon! Definitely worth the price.
Brittany Nygaard
Brittany Nygaard
Shafieka Khan
Excellent mind games to get you thinking. This place is phenomenal and entertaining. If you like solving problems then this ...
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Shafieka Khan
Excellent mind games to get you thinking. This place is phenomenal and entertaining. If you like solving problems then this is definitely where you need to be. Highly recommended for group outings.
Shafieka Khan
Shafieka Khan
Alison Joyce Bridgens
We had such an amazing time! Will definitely be going back.
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Alison Joyce Bridgens
We had such an amazing time! Will definitely be going back.
Alison Joyce Bridgens
Alison Joyce Bridgens
Kareemah Abdurahman
Excellent service and a lot of fun. Great activity for family and friends.
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Kareemah Abdurahman
Excellent service and a lot of fun. Great activity for family and friends.
Kareemah Abdurahman
Kareemah Abdurahman
David Mjay
Best mind-blowing puzzles ever.
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David Mjay
Best mind-blowing puzzles ever.
David Mjay
David Mjay
Kirstie
Best team building exercise in the mother city
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Kirstie
Best team building exercise in the mother city
Kirstie
Kirstie

LIVE ESCAPE GAMES

Book the theme of your choice to experience the unique thrill of an escape!
Teams are locked away in a themed room and challenged to solve all the clues and puzzles around them to escape before the 60 minute timer hits 0!
  • Immersed in a game room.
  • Solve clues and puzzles.
  • Escape within 60 minutes.

Shipwrecked

You have boarded the lost ship of Captain Kalman in search of the Royal Family’s stolen sacred Jewels. You must recover the jewels before the approaching storm hits and sinks you and the ship forever!

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The Old Hotel

Enter the world of the mysterious Mr. O – a once prominent author who had taken residence in this dilapidated hotel room. Your team must uncover the truth about his suspicious disappearance before the building is demolished.

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The Cursed Treasure

Coming Soon.
Live escape games pricing

2 players

R590
R295 per person | one escape room | 60 Minutes

3 Players

R885
R295 per person | one escape room | 60 Minutes

4 players

R1,100
R275 per person | one escape room | 60 Minutes

5 players

R1,375
R275 per person | one escape room | 60 Minutes

6 players

R1,650
R275 per person | one escape room | 60 Minutes

7 players

R1,855
R265 per person | one escape room | 60 Minutes

8 Players

R2,120
R265 per person | one escape room | 60 Minutes

ONLINE ESCAPE GAMES

Solve logic puzzles, riddles and mysteries online.
Experience the thrill and adventure of an escape game without leaving the comfort of your home! Play with those around you or connect and collaborate over a video call to solve the mysteries.
  • Play from your laptop.
  • 1 Purchase per team of 1 – 5.
  • Connect with teams via video call.
  • Solve mysteries online.

Detective Mystery

1 Purchase per team

The Crown Jewels have been stolen and Detective James Murdock needs your help to solve the case before the Jewels are lost to the black market - forever!

For your inner P.I.

Game Time:: 60 minutes

The Pegasus Project

1 Purchase per team

As a secret agent, you will remotely navigate through this research facility in 360 view as you attempt to expose their sinister plan to control the minds of the world’s population!

For your inner spy!

Game Time:: 120 minutes

FRAMED!

1 Purchase per team

The Mayor has been murdered and you have been FRAMED! You have gained access to the evidence file for this case – solve it and prove your innocence before the authorities arrive to arrest you!

For a classic ‘Who Dunnit’!

Game Time:: 120 minutes

Online Escape Game Gift Card

1 Purchase per team

Treat your loved ones to an awesome online experience of their choice by purchasing a gift card!

Is there a better gift than the gift of fun?

Game Time:: 60 - 120 minutes

Online Escape Games Pricing

Detective Mystery

R149
Per team of 1 - 5 Players | 60 minutes

FRAMED!

R349
Per team of 1 - 5 Players | 120 minutes

The Pegasus Project

R349
Per team of 1 - 5 Players | 120 minutes

Facilitated Experiences

R265
Starting at R265 per person | minimum 4 Players | 60 - 120 minutes

OUTDOOR ESCAPE GAMES

Book the theme that suits your team or attempt to conquer them all!
Enjoy all the excitement of an escape game as you tackle these amazing outdoor experiences through incredible augmented reality and GPS technology.
Conquer side quests to boost your score, but make sure you beat the clock!
  • Interactive Action Pack.
  • Immersed with Augmented Reality.
  • Conquer clues and puzzles around V&A Waterfront.
  • Solve the mystery within 120 minutes.

Operation Mindfall

W.I.S.E is on a mission to stop Spider Technologies from spreading its virus for mind control. As W.I.S.E agents, it’s your responsibility to obtain the antidote and to stop Spider Tech – but hurry, before it’s too late!

For the escape fans!

Game Time:: 120 minutes

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Magic Portal

Since the beginning of time there have been magic portals that connect our world with a fantastic parallel world. The gates have been breached and it is up to you to re-seal the magic portal before chaos ensues.

For the fun families!

Game Time:: 120 minutes

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The Last Secret

Coming Soon.
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Outdoor Escape Games Pricing

2 players

R590
R295 per person | 120 Minutes

3 Players

R885
R295 per person | 120 Minutes

4 players

R1,100
R275 per person | 120 Minutes

5 players

R1,375
R275 per person | 120 Minutes

6 players

R1,650
R275 per person | 120 Minutes

AMAZING RACE

The V&A Waterfront is waiting for you…GO!
Teams go head-to-head as they race around the V&A Waterfront, navigating many of its iconic landmarks while completing tasks and challenges.

Objective: Be the first team to make it back and earn eternal bragging rights.

  • Race around V&A Waterfront.
  • Complete tasks and Challenges.
  • Be the first team back!.

Street Arts

Street Arts

Distance: 2.49km (1.55km)

Time: 1:30:00

Explore the scenic route but don't be distracted by what's there to view: keep your eyes firmly on the prize

Wheely. Wheely Good.

Wheely. Wheely Good.

Distance: 1.83km (1.2km)

Time: 1:15:00

Race through the Waterfront and visit some of its iconic landmarks along the way. Make strategic decisions to stay ahead of your opposition!

Amazing Race Pricing

2 - 3 Players

R200
per person | 60 to 120 Minutes

4 - 10 Players

R150
per person | 60 to 120 Minutes

11 - 20 Players

R140
per person | 60 to 120 Minutes

21 - 30 Players

R135
per person | 60 to 120 Minutes

31 - 40 Players

R130
per person | 60 to 120 Minutes

MOBILE ESCAPE GAMES

Let HintHunt bring the thrill of an escape game to YOU!
Experience the excitement of an escape game at an indoor or outdoor location of your choice! Using awesome augmented reality and GPS technology, those at your event will be fully immersed in the experience.
  • Indoor or outdoor location of your choice.
  • Game calibrated to preferred duration.
  • Immersed with Augmented reality.
  • Small to massive group events.

Einstein Unsolved

In 1955 Albert Einstein died under mysterious circumstances. To find out how the scientist died, players travel back in time with their modern technology and analyse the crime scene.

Game Time:: 1 – 6+ hours

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Operation Mindfall

W.I.S.E is on a mission to stop Spider Technologies from spreading its virus for mind control. As W.I.S.E agents, it’s your responsibility to obtain the antidote and to stop Spider Tech – but hurry, before it’s too late!

Game Time:: 1 – 6+ hours

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Mobile Escape Games Pricing

Packages

from R3,500
1 – 6 hours Duration

EVENTS

OUR EXPERIENCES ARE GREAT FOR TEAM ENGAGEMENTS AND SOCIAL EVENTS.
Challenge, motivate and inspire your teams in fun and unforgettable ways! With a range of offerings, HintHunt can accommodate groups of almost any size. Guided by our events team, build a bespoke package that suits your needs and goals.
  • Live Escape Games.
  • Online Escape Games.
  • Mobile Escape Games.
  • Outdoor Escape Games.
  • Amazing Races.
  • Built to suit budget.

LIVE ESCAPE GAMES

BOOK THE THEME OF YOUR CHOICE TO EXPERIENCE THE UNIQUE THRILL OF AN ESCAPE!
Teams are locked away in a themed room and challenged to solve all the clues and puzzles around them to escape before the 60 minute timer hits 0!
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ONLINE ESCAPE GAMES

SOLVE LOGIC PUZZLES, RIDDLES AND MYSTERIES ONLINE.
Experience the thrill and adventure of an escape game without leaving the comfort of your home! Play with those around you or connect and collaborate over a video call to solve the mysteries.
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OUTDOOR ESCAPE GAMES

CHOOSE A THEME THAT SUITS YOUR GROUP OR BE A BOSS AND ATTEMPT TO CONQUER THEM ALL!
Enjoy all the excitement of an escape game as you tackle these amazing outdoor experiences through incredible augmented reality and GPS technology.
Conquer side quests to boost your score, but make sure you beat the clock!
Learn More

MOBILE ESCAPE GAMES

Let HintHunt bring the thrill of an escape game to YOU!
Experience the excitement of an escape game at an indoor or outdoor location of your choice! Using awesome augmented reality and GPS technology, those at your event will be fully immersed in the experience.
Learn More
COMPANIES WHO HAVE ACCEPTED THE CHALLENGE!

GIFT CARDS – Give the gift of FUN!

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN ORIGINAL GIFT TO SURPRISE A LOVED ONE?

HintHunt offers the perfect solution to your gifting conundrum!

Choose a specific experience or contribute with a set amount and allow the recipient the freedom to choose from our wide range of experiences.

Live Experiences

This gift card is suitable for Live Escape Games, Outdoor Escape Games and Amazing Races!

Online Escape Games

This gift card is suitable for those who would like to gift and online experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hunt for answers below or contact us if you need a different Hint.

General:

Bookings & Availability

If you’d like to simply book an experience or check availability, please use our booking system to find an appropriate slot. If you feel like bringing more friends and would like to book more rooms at the same time, please turn to our booking system and look for parallel availabilities in 2 or more of our rooms.

For large groups and functions with special requirements, kindly contact capetown@hinthunt.co.za.

What do I do if I booked the wrong date/time/experience?

Do not panic; simply get in touch with us via the number listed in the Contact us section or in your booking confirmation as soon as you realise that you have made an error and our team will advise you from there.

When should we arrive for a game?

To make sure that you get the best experience, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your booking. For more information, please check our Terms & Conditions.

What is your cut-off time?

Since HintHunt provides live immersive experiences with fixed start times (just like the theatre, a concert or a sports event), we cannot allow delays which are longer than 10 minutes after the time stated on your booking confirmation.

In case you are running late or can no longer attend for whatever reason, please get in touch using the details in our contact us section and we will do our best to accommodate you.

How do I cancel/reschedule a booking?

You can find our Cancellation & Rescheduling policy in our Terms & Conditions. At times, we can make exceptions to our no cancellation policy (at our own discretion) so if you need to cancel/reschedule a booking please get in touch with our team as soon as possible using the contact details from the Contact us section.

Can you refund if some team members cancel?

Due to the nature of our business being that of live experiences we do not refund in the event that team members drop out. We will do our best to help you reschedule where possible if this affects the capacity of the rest of the group to attend.

If you are unsure of the final numbers attending a game session, then we advise to book for the minimum number of players required per experience -you can then add more players to your booking before or on the day.

Are your experiences/facilities wheel chair accessible?

Yes, for the most part our experiences are wheel chair friendly – but please do enquire with our team ahead of making a booking on the experience of your choice. Please also notify us of special requirements and we will do our best to ensure that these are met, where reasonably possible.

COVID 19 PROTOCOLS

HintHunt continues to ensure that it is a safe space and has implemented the following Covid Protocols to ensure the safety of our customers and our staff.

  • Game times have been amended and the number of games per day have  been reduced, allowing gamemasters time to  clean and sanitise the rooms between games.
  • Game introductions will be completed separately to keep different groups apart/distanced.
  • In our Live Escape Games, there will be a maximum of 6 people per game room.
  • Game rooms are NEVER shared with strangers so you will only play with the people you have booked with.
  • Temperature checks and track and trace sheets have been implemented.
  • All visitors are required to wear masks for the full duration of their experience.
  • Sanitisation stations have been provided.
  • Contactless registration is accessible to clients prior to/on arrival.

Live Escape Games:

What is an Escape Game?

An escape game is a real life adventure game where players are locked in a themed room and given a set amount of time to solve their way out of an immersive, fictional scenario using teamwork and logic.

At HintHunt, each team is assigned a dedicated gamemaster to look after your game to help you along the way with cryptic clues should you get stuck.

Is the door really locked?

Although the door locks behind you, we do have emergency exit buttons which can be pressed at any time, opening the door and releasing you or your team mates immediately.

How many people can play?

We recommend teams of 2 – 6 players per room, but can accommodate up to 8 players when circumstances permit.

Larger groups can book multiple rooms in the same time slot.

How long does an experience last?

Teams are given 60 minutes to escape the room, but can often (and hopefully) escape before their time is up. Teams are required to arrive 15 minutes before the game for an introduction, and will need some time after the game for team photos.

Age Limits

Given the complexity of the games, children under the age of 13 are required to be accompanied by at least 1 adult per team (unless otherwise agreed upon with HintHunt management).

Children under the age of 7 play for free.

Outdoor Escape Games:

What is an Outdoor Escape Game?

Our outdoor games are unique, immersive citywide outdoor games that incorporate the puzzles and code-cracking elements of an escape room without the confines of a physical room.

You’ll be venturing around the V&A Waterfront using the latest augmented reality technology to complete your missions

Is the game weather dependant?

Our games will run regardless of weather conditions so please be prepared – hats and sunscreen for the heat, rain jackets and warm clothes for the wet and cold!

We do offer the option of switching routes to play within The Watershed should you prefer – don’t worry, you still get all of the challenges, you will just be solving them under one massive roof!

Should you have further concerns, please contact us in advance and we will assist as far as we possibly can.

How many people can play?

We recommend teams of 2 – 6 players but can accommodate larger groups across multiple devices at the same time. Yes, this does mean you can compete against your friends and family for ultimate bragging rights!

How long does an experience last?

Teams are given 120 minutes to complete the game, but can often (and hopefully) complete it before their time is up. Once your 120 minutes are up, you have to immediately return to HintHunt with all relevant equipment to allow our gamemasters enough time to reset for the next groups!

Teams are required to arrive 15 minutes before the game for an introduction, and will need some time after the game for team photos.

How far will I run/walk?

Although exploring different locations adds to the enjoyment of the experience, our games are designed so that you will only travel between 1,5 and 2,5 kilometers throughout your game. Check the specific game’s details for the estimated distance you will need to cover.

What should I wear?

Although the games are only as intense as you choose to make them, you are required to be mobile. We recommend dressing comfortably and suggest you make wise shoe choices. Also bring anything to protect yourselves from the heat of the sun or the wet and the cold.

Age Limits

Given the complexity of the games and the responsibility of our equipment, children under the age of 16 are required to be accompanied by at least 1 adult per team (unless otherwise agreed upon with HintHunt management).

Children under the age of 7 play for free.

Amazing Races:

What is an Amazing Race?

Our amazing race experiences are based on the thrill and excitement of the popular TV show.

Teams will use their own smartphones as they navigate from checkpoint to checkpoint around the V&A Waterfront. Each checkpoint requires teams to complete a task or a challenge before getting the clue to their next location.

Can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace or, for the ultra competitive, be an intense rush to win the race!

Is the game weather dependant?

Our games will run regardless of weather conditions so please be prepared – hats and sunscreen for the heat, rain jackets and warm clothes for the wet and cold!

We do offer the option of switching routes to play within a predominantly under cover route with only a few portions of the race being exposed to the elements.

Should you have further concerns, please contact us in advance and we will assist as far as we possibly can.

How many people can play?

We recommend teams of 2 – 3 players but can accommodate groups of up to 40 Players per route per session.

For larger groups, please contact capetown@hinthunt.co.za and we can present an option suitable to the size of the group.

How long does an experience last?

Races can be completed from anywhere between 45 and 90 minutes – depending on the team partaking. We do request that teams return to HintHunt at the end of 90 minutes to be reunited with your group and for a team photo.

Teams are required to arrive 15 minutes before the game for an introduction, and will need some time after the game for team photos.

How far will I run/walk?

Although exploring different locations adds to the enjoyment of the experience, our routes are designed so that you will only travel between 1,5 and 2,5 kilometers throughout your experience.

Check the specific route’s details for the estimated distance you will need to cover.

What should I wear?

Although the routes are only as intense as you choose to make them, you are required to be mobile. We recommend dressing comfortably and suggest you make wise shoe choices. Also, bring anything to protect yourselves from the heat of the sun or the wet and the cold.

Age Limits

Given the nature of the games children under the age of 13 are required to be accompanied by at least 1 adult per team (unless otherwise agreed upon with HintHunt management).

Children under the age of 7 play for free.

Online Escape Games:

What do I need to play Online Escape Games?

We want our games to be as accessible as possible for everyone and we have a selection of games available.

Some of our games may require a printer, internet connection or access to video conferencing software but most of all, they need teamwork and an adventurous spirit!

How long do Online Escape Games last?

Our games are designed to be completed anywhere between 45 to 120 minutes, depending on your selection. Don’t stress, you can solve the game at your own pace as you have 24 hours to complete them (from start time) before your login code is deactivated.

How many people can play?

We recommend teams of 2 – 5 players per game, but multiple teams can play at the exact same time.

Each team needs to purchase their own game which contains their resource pack and unique login code.