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Creepy, haunting Halloween ideas

Halloween this year includes a haunted party, a scary movies and escape room and more

Last updated: 26 October 2021


Ghouls and gals, Halloween is finally upon us. This year, join in these Halloween activities in Cape Town. Put on your detective hat and solve a murder before passing by a gallery for a thrilling evening Find out how well you’d do in an escape room, visit a night market at Greenmarket Square before dancing the night away (well, until curfew) at the Haunted Forest party at Grand Africa. 



Put your problem-solving skills to the test with HintHunt, where a team of 2 to -6 players is locked into a themed room and your ticket to survival is solving the puzzles and riddles provided. Choose which challenge: a missing family jewels on a shipwreck, solving the mystery of the disappearance of a prominent author last seen in a hotel and finding lost treasure and breaking the curse by surviving voodoo magic and ancient spells. Can your team conquer the HintHunt Escape Rooms?
Prices: R590 - R2120, depending on if you choose a team package
Tickets: Email 

The Watershed | V&A Waterfront | +27 (0) 21 001 4215 | 



Gather your friends for a night of thrills under the stars at The Galileo Open Air Cinema on Halloween night. Sunday's special movie screening is The Ring, a story about a journalist who, after her niece’s gruesome death, investigates an eerie and mysterious video that kills anyone who watches it within a week. You’re encouraged to dress up, plus you can get food there. Book your tickets for The Galileo Open Air Cinema.
Price: From R190
Tickets: Book  on WebTickets.

Kirstenbosch Gardens | Newlands | +27 (0) 71 471 8728 | 



Don your best Halloween costume and head down to the night market on Greenmarket Square on 30 October, hosted by Night on the Square. Bring the kids and enjoy a night of live entertainment, hauntingly delicious street food, artisan arts and crafts, henna tattoos, facepainting and more. Round off your night market experience with a brilliant fireworks display in the night sky.
Price: Free

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Halloween in a gallery sounds sophisticated, doesn’t it? Not at the Lisa Linnow Gallery, which is hosting a Horror-fic Halloween Party on 30 October that has music, art, drinks, and a killer performance by Drag Queen Quarantina to get you in the Halloween spirit. To round off your gallery experience, join the opening of the gallery’s Halloween themed exhibit of South African art.
Price: R280
Ticket: Book your tickets on Quicket

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Unit G19, Old Castle Brewery | 6 Beach Road |Woodstock | 



Get down to the Old Biscuit Mill for a wicked weekend at the Monster Ball from 29 to 30 October. Explore the pop-up interactive haunted house that is sure to scare the pants off you, with an evil clown that will welcome you into haunted hallways until you go further into the house, where you will be met with a surprise... If screaming your head off makes you feel hungry, there’ll be light snacks available, along with a complimentary Spiced Bloody Mary and treats from Grumpy and Runt.
Price: R240 - R500
Tickets: Book on Howler

Old Biscuit Mill | 354 Albert Road, Woodstock 



If you’re looking to party, the Grande Kloof Boutique Hotel is hosting a bonfire and spooky garden party on the 29th and 30th of October 2021 from 5pm to 10pm. Come in your Halloween finery, because there’s a prize for best dressed guest. On arrival, you will be inducted with a glass of witches’ potion punch, and you can feed your cravings with various snacks and cocktails for sale.
Price: R20 for non-guests

67 Kloof Road | Fresnaye, Sea Point | +27 (0)21 434 2220 |



Unleash your freaky side and party with So Happy Halloween, back for its 7th annual edition. Book your tickets quickly, as the event is intimate and early-bird tickets have sold out. Are you and your crew ready for a chilling Halloween experience at the Grand Africa and Beach Café?

Price: R550 - R20 000 for table bookings
Tickets: Book on Howler

Granger Bay 1 Haul Rd, Granger Bay Blvd | 021 425 0551 |



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