hoodhunt is a clue and adventure game that encourages Capetonians to explore the city area by solving clues and visiting open public spaces in the designated hunt zone. Relax your pants, the only thing being hunted here is a whopping R15 000!
How the game works: On the start date, 5 February 2022 at 8am, each ticket holder will be sent an email with the same clues. The ticket holders will need to solve the clues that lead to a hidden location where a R15 000 prize is waiting to claimed.
Entry tickets for the event are available to buy on the hoodhunt website. The tickets cost R200 each. Each competitor or team will need to purchase their ticket before the hunt starts. People can enter individually or work as a team, and each person or team only requires one ticket to participate.
The event is a great chance for families and friends to spend time together in the research and clue solving part of the hunt, as well as when it comes to exploring the area.
Anyone can enter, whether you live in the hunt area or not, but it will be necessary to visit the area while solving the clues. The event does not require people to gather at a specific location or time, and the exploration of the hunt area is done independently, so everything is COVID conscious.
10% of all ticket sales will be donated to a local charity, The Hope Exchange. The Hope Exchange is a beacon of hope for the homeless people of Cape Town who find themselves destitute because of circumstances rather than choice. Hope starts with dignity and The Hope Exchange gives them the ability to be respected for who they are, to be acknowledged and not dismissed.
hoodhunt’s launch event was held in October 2021 in the Blouberg area. It was a great success and organisers were thrilled with all the positive feedback they got from participants.
“I live for these kinds of activities. Getting a chance to explore a safe but vibrant location and the thrill of the unknown – not knowing what kind of clues we’ll get or how long it will take – makes me very excited!” said Olga, winner of hoodhunt Blouberg.
Simon Armstrong, a founding member of hoodhunt says that the event 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 ourticket sales to them.
How hoodhunt started:
“While looking for ways to entertain our kids during lockdown, we started setting up treasure hunts around our house and garden. 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 too, 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,” says Armstrong.