HintHunt Cape Town

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HintHunt Cape Town
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Escape Games • Game & Entertainment Centers
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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THE ORIGINAL LIVE ESCAPE GAME As one of the first Live Escape Games to open globally in 2012, HintHunt is considered to be a pioneer and is largely responsible for kicking off the Escape Game craze which has since swept the world. Since being the first of its kind in Africa, HintHunt Africa has expanded by locally developing a range of Live Experiences.
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Annaliza M
Mississauga, Canada63 contributions
Family
We had an awesome and nail biting experience doing the Shipwrecked challenge. Even though we were 2 steps short of completing the challenge , we really had an awesome time. The spots fill up quickly and there’s little time for the staff to prepare the room before the next group starts their challenge, which does not give them time to check that everything is in working order such as the torch batteries. This did create a challenge for us, and hope that the staff can pay attention to more detail. Other than that, there is nothing to fault on this awesome adventure. I highly recommend you try your skills at HintHunt 😊
Written November 1, 2020
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Hi Annaliza, Thank you for your feedback, we are so glad the experience was nail biting and overall a great time. We have extended the reset time in order to make sure all props are in working order as well allow for proper sanitizing between each game. We hope to have you come back and play our Old Hotel and Submarine rooms.
Written January 11, 2021
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johnvH4973KA
Durban, South Africa11 contributions
My Family and I had a blast of a time at Hint Hunt ( V&A) waterfront Cape town. its a fun way of getting the family together and working as a team to solve puzzles. the Hinthunt team are awesome and there are various hunts you can do. lots of clues, keys, hidden messages etc to complete the course. this is where you test your families ability to work together and it bring you closer to each other. Reasonably priced. awesome adventure. even my 4 yr old grand daughter enjoyed the experience
Written January 20, 2020
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natashaklev
Randburg, South Africa69 contributions
Family
We opted to do the Cursed Treasure Escape Room, and we're looking forward to the challenge. It was one of our favorite Escape Rooms, (I think we have done 6 so far). A very professional organization. Instructions were concise and we really enjoyed the experience
Written October 10, 2021
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Hi Natasha, Thank you so much for this review. It makes our day and makes what we do so worth it! We are so glad you had an amazing time and experience with us. We cant wait to host you again!
Written October 11, 2021
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SLR
Cape Town Central, South Africa13 contributions
Friends
I've been wanting to do this for a few year now. And wow it was definitely worth it. Wish I've done it sooner. Great way to exercise your grey matter and so much fun with friends. We're going to be back very soon for the next room. Jut hope they don't run out of rooms for us.
Written February 21, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write out this review, we are working on not running our of room . As long as you keep coming back we will keep working on new rooms ;)
Written February 22, 2021
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imtisaw
Kuils River, South Africa1 contribution
Couples
Siya & the entire team at Hint Hunt are a bunch of gems. The made my “marriage proposal” a unique & magical experience - going above & beyond, leaving my now fiancé & I in pure bliss.

Shipwrecked is a fantastic challenge. The team at Hint Hunt arranged for our ring to be placed as part of the hidden treasure.
Written February 15, 2020
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Justin
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
Couples
Always wanted to be in an escape room and was not disappointed with my first experience. Thank you Hint hunt for an amazing day! Helped me set the bar for future dates lol. Also shout out to Chloe who assisted us through out the experience, massive massive thank you!
Written February 24, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time out to write the review. We are so glad you had an amazing day - We look forward to hosting you and many more dates ;) Thank you for the shout out - we will certainly pass this on to Chloe!
Written February 25, 2021
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Andre v
Cape Town Central, South Africa19 contributions
Business
HintHunt itself is great. We went for a team building session. It was well organised - and fun, and my entire team loved it. The lady who ran our group on the day was very friendly, and made it exciting.

My main gripe is with the booking process and customer service pre game time, and I'd like to warn prospective players.

HintHunt do NOT allow any refunds. Although you book an entire room (minimum 3, max of 5 or 6 depending on room) that will require no extra props/staff/resources/materials - if you cancel one player, you still get no refund.

We had a situation where we booked 2 rooms, for 9 people in total. One of the team members had a medical emergency and was not able to attend, and 4 days before we notified HintHunt that we would only be 8. I was told that we cannot receive a refund for the one player.

Now, I am aware that on booking they make it clear that no refunds/exchanges etc are allowed. But I queried what the reasons were, since they would not have had to buy any extra materials, and are not incurring an opportunity cost, as the room is booked regardless.

I received this response:

"Our game is much the same as a concert / play or buying a Movie ticket - it is a LIVE experience. Will SterKinekor or Big Cioncerts refund you if one member of your party cannot make the show? It is in line with CPA as we are listed as LIVE entertainment. The show goes on irrespective. "

I don't fully understand this - but understand its a loophole for the CPA.

So, MY RECOMMENDATION: Book the minimum number of players (3) anytime you book! You can always upgrade and add more players, they are happy to take your cash, but don't book 6 and try and down grade, or you might get the same "friendly" response I got!

Enjoy!
Written September 8, 2015
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Dear Andre, We are happy that your Team LOVED HintHunt. 99% of our clients have no gripes whatsoever. We are also pleased that you received our friendly response, and that you acknowledged the fact that it's very clear at the outset we do not process refund's or exchange's. Thousands of clients have understood our policy. Therefore, in line with our terms and conditions (which you kindly clicked and agreed to before paying) we once again suggest that customer's read the terms and conditions carefully before booking. It is a shame that your rating is based on 'your' change of plans and not the HintHunt experience itself. Thank you all the same as we look forward to welcoming you and your Team/s in the future. HintHunt Management
Written September 9, 2015
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Sarah B
Manhattan, KS4 contributions
Friends
This was the best ending to a fun day with friends. Started the day with a wine tour and ended with Redemption Burgers and HintHunt. Great day.

Brittany Beats and Sacha Fierce made the game for us. They were lovely hosts and sent us fun, personal hints. I have not laughed that hard in a long time! Amazing night! Thanks, ladies!
Written June 19, 2014
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RyanJD83
Congleton, UK362 contributions
Friends
HintHunt obviously have put a lot of time and money in to creating some great rooms, the submarine room looks great and has some very interesting challanges to it.
My friend and I managed to escape, yes with some hints, and overall enjoyed the room a lot HOWEVER .. the room is actually the scene for two different stories so you frequently find yourself getting distracted by elements in the room which have NOTHING to do with your story; they are only for people doing the other submarine challange. This is both annoying and a waste of our time.

HintHunt - you have 4 of these rooms, why not just make it 2 of one style and 2 of another? People will enjoy the experience inside a lot more!? Alternatively, find a way to label the different elements so people can look at them and easily recognise that they do not need to waste time trying to unlock something or solve something which has no relivence to the story.

For sure, if this room didn't have so many distractions we would have likely got out a good 10 minutes earlier.
Written January 5, 2019
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Hey Ryan Thanks for coming to play HintHunt. I'am rather surprised at your rating though. I'm surprised because it seems you are an avid escape gamer and you of all people should understand that 'red herrings' form part of most escape games. We even tell customers there are certain elements which have no bearing in the game. Yes they are there to distract and challenge you. I thought you might have more positive about the fact that the Submarine is really unique in that it can be played twice - probably the only one in the world. It seems you make it a point of trying to break records. The room is here to challenge everyone, its meant to be difficult. If everyone got out with 10mins to spare - what would be the point of playing? ' You are the 1st person in 2.5years since the submarines launch to have these aforementioned suggestions. All the best on your next quest! ;)
Written January 7, 2019
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Jim H
Marble Falls, TX272 contributions
Friends
and it was clear enough to see all three peaks! The most famous mountain in Africa and the tallest sing mounain in the world.
Written November 18, 2014
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