Ready, steady … ESCAPE … or become a mini spy.
Want to bond over top secret missions and challenges with friends and family? Put your thinking caps on and follow the clues to these two spots.
Whether you’re city-bound or call the Winelands home, you can try your hand at these epic games – thanks to HintHunt and SPIES Route.
Ready to put your detective skills to work?
HintHunt Escape Rooms:
As one of the first “Live Escape Games” to open globally in 2012, HintHunt is considered to be the pioneer of the Escape Game craze.
How it works?
To encourage the escape room spirit, solving puzzles and unravelling clues are done in 60, 90 and 120 time limits.
The escape rooms have tons themes so you’re sure to find something you like. Among many, there’s a prison break theme to channel your inner Breaking Bad. Want to go on a mission to save your crew? An underwater combat game. For Pirates of the Caribbean lovers: a cursed treasure room. And, of course, an escape room classic: solving a hotel mystery disappearance.
Like the outdoors more and want to get your hands a little dirty? The outdoor escape games with the help of technology is the way to go. Outdoor games is a unique, immersive citywide outdoor games that incorporate the puzzles and code-cracking elements of an escape room without the confines of a physical room.
Ever watched The Amazing Race and wanted to participate? Take on the Amazing Race around V&A. Navigating many of its iconic landmarks while completing tasks, you’ll feel apart of the real show. For those who like the competition as you go head-to-head with other teams. The common goal, of course, to be the first team to make it back on time and gain some eternal bragging rights.
If home is your favourite place to be, games night just got a lot more exciting with HintHunt’s detective game or “solve a cold case”. If you’re not an escape room fanatic but would still like to get in on the thinking action, there are even online games. Enjoy the escape thrill with family and friends in the comfort of your own home.
So put your thinking caps on, and travel into another unresolved realm, and get ready to channel your inner detective.
- Escape room indoors: R200 to R295 per person.
- Escape room outdoors: R230 per person
- Amazing race: R130 to R200 per person.
- Online: packages from R3500
- HintHunt, The Watershed, 17 Dock Road, The Waterfront, Cape Town.
SPIES Route’s details:
Picture: HintHunt South Africa