HintHunt Africa

Play Cape Town’s original Live Escape Games

Africa's First Escape Game,
60 minutes of memories
that will surpass any time factor
+27 76 187 2764
The Watershed, V&A Waterfront

Play Cape Town’s original Live Escape Games

The door closes. You have 60 minutes to get out...

End your work week every Friday with a group escape activity at HintHunt Africa in the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront. The Escape Room craze has grown around the world and turned competitive over the years, with live escape room competitions in cities like Budapest and London. 

HintHunt Africa is Cape Town's original Escape Room experience, the immersive games that have grown around the world. The exhilarating and competitive games are perfect for team-building with your colleagues, friends or family. “It’s Pirates of the Caribbean meets Mission impossible meets 30 Seconds (but, with more time).” is how one of our members described the experience when the CapeTownmag team went to play. 

Shipwrecked escape room. Image: Supplied by HintHunt Africa 



There are 3 live Escape Room games and the rules are simple: find the lost jewels, the sunken treasure, or solve the disappearance of the mysterious Mr O. Find them too late, and you'll perish in a sinking ship or crumbling hotel room. There's more. Dodge the voodoo curses, solve the slew of complex puzzles and climb through the surprising trap doors to complete HintHunt's Escape Room in under an hour. Go! 


A team’s victory at HintHunt. Image: Supplied by HintHunt Africa



The live games – Shipwrecked, The Cursed Treasure and The Old Hotel  – are riddled with puzzles and clues for a team packing all kinds of smart, enthusiasm and creativity. Whether you're the top dog CEO or the young, bright-eyed intern, everybody has a vital role to play in order to survive (win).    

The Old Hotel. Image: Supplied by HintHunt Africa



You'll be surprised by how addictive each Escape Room can be; even your teammates may shock you. The seemingly idle teammate may take control and captain the team while the company's CEO buckles down and takes orders. Each Escape Room comes with its own decadently themed backstory and takes in 2 - 6 players to solve the blockbuster-esque challenges


Shipwrecked escape room. Image: Supplied by HintHunt Africa


It costs roughly 1 100 per room to play a live escape game, which works out to R275 per person for 4 or more people. HintHunt Africa often offers specials for CapeTownMagazine.com. You can mail them about your next escape adventure at capetown@hinthunt.co.za with the subject line “CapeTownMag”. Otherwise, find more info at hinthunt.co.za


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