X marks the spot and rumour has it, X is in Blouberg. Introducing Hoodhunt — a new local treasure hunt adventure launching on October 9.
Hoodhunt is a new clue and adventure game that encourages Capetonians to explore the Blouberg area by solving clues and visiting public open spaces in the area.
How the game works?
On the start date, October 9 at 8am, each ticket holder will be sent an email with the same clues. These explorers will need to solve the clues that lead to a hidden location where a R15 000 prize is waiting to be found.
Entry tickets for the event are on sale on the Hoodhunt website now. The tickets cost R150 each but there’s an early bird special price of R100 running until September 12.
Anyone can enter, whether you live in the hunt area or not. The event does not require people to gather at a specific location or time and the exploration of the hunt area is done independently to ensure that activities are COVID friendly.
In true Capetonian community spirit, 10% of all ticket sales will be donated to local charities.
The charities associated with the Hoodhunt.
These charities are all focused on improving the lives of children and animals in need in the greater Blouberg area.
Brenda Munro, a local resident and mother to two young boys and a number of furry friends says, “My whole family is really looking forward to the event. My boys love spending time outdoors and this will be a great chance to discover new places in our neighbourhood.”
Simon Armstrong, a founding member of Hoodhunt says that Hoodhunt is committed to uplifting the community in three ways.
- Create a way for people to spend time together with friends and family in solving the clues.
- Encourage people to explore the open spaces in their local communities.
- Uplift local charities by giving them a spotlight to share their mission, donating part of the ticket sales to them.
How Hoodhunt started.
“While looking for ways to entertain the kids during lockdown, we started setting up treasure hunts around our house and garden,” says Simon.
“Gradually the hunts got larger and more interesting. Our children (and ourselves) were having so much fun taking part in these treasure hunts, that we thought it would be a great idea to involve others and let them experience the joy of solving clues and looking for treasure.
“So, instead of just offering chocolate coins to our kids, we decided to create something that would not only enrich the whole community and give them something fun to do in these unsettling times, but also offer them the opportunity to find a much bigger prize.
“And so, the idea of hoodhunt was born.”
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