The Escape Hunt Experience is the global leader in this fast growing themed entertainment industry, offering live “escape the room” games for the public & corporate clients all over the world. With branches from Sydney to Paris, Tokyo to Houston, every game we offer is a unique adventure & experience for your group. You can count on superb entertainment & service at all our branches…
Looking for something different to do with friends or family for a BIRTHDAY, DATE, HENS, BUCKS etc and want to HAVE FUN? You will need your combined skills & quick thinking as a team to solve puzzles and escape our rooms in 60 minutes. Book multiple rooms to go head-to-head and see who can escape first.
Tired of long days doing the usual tourist sites or bored lazing by the beach? We have Durban’s MOST ORIGINAL and EXCITING ATTRACTION in the heart of Umhlanga. Perfect to fit between other holiday activities. Visit the only Escape Room game that Durban has to offer tourists and travellers today!
There’s no better way to have fun and do TEAM BUILDING than with Escape Hunt. We offer a UNIQUE escape game experience at one of the most exciting indoor activities in Durban. Book your next event at the most perfect escape room Durban has to offer corporate groups.
One of the most exhilarating INTERACTIVE indoor activities – no screens, no computers, no phones. An insightful way to build teamwork and observation skills while extending problem solving and lateral THINKING SKILLS…all while having FUN.
To answer this now would give away the whole surprise, so let’s just say it is one of the most exhilarating ways to spend 90 minutes with your friends. The adventure lasts for 60 minutes, but you should arrive 10 minutes before for your briefing and afterwards we offer you refreshments and a time for feedback and discussion, so allow 90 minutes in total (or more if you want to hang out with us). The adventure itself involves escaping from a room where a crime has been committed. Solve the mystery and escape. Sounds simple? Just try!
Solo Players: Our games are all designed for 2–5 players and these are the recommended numbers of players. We are happy to accommodate you as a solo player, but remember it will be hard work! It is also a lot of extra work for our game masters, so we still need to charge our minimum rate of 2 players.
Group Size: We have tested all sorts of numbers but the ideal is a group of 2–5 players. For this reason we are quite strict about these team sizes now as we want to ensure that each and every Escape Hunt experience is excellent. If you are a group of 6 or more we suggest you play 3 vs 3 against each other. You can book two rooms of 3 players at the same time… let the competition begin.
Physical strength is not needed at all. We have designed our adventures to be as accessible for the most petite person to a body builder and every age group. You need skills other than brawn such as good searching skills and logical reasoning.
Each of our adventures is designed to be tough, but not impossible. Our Game Masters are there to help you at all times, as they play in the room with you.
We are located in Umhlanga, a stones throw away from Gateway Shopping centre. 72a and b Horizon Views, 11 Centenary Boulevard, Umhlanga.
Can I drive to you? Yes, we do offer underground parking, and there is also possibility to park along the street in front of Escape Hunt Durban branch, in metered parking bays.
Still lost? Give us a call on 031 566 1543 we’ll guide you further.
Escape Hunt offers events that are incredibly fun, universally engaging and, research shows, can be very beneficial for corporate team building. Throw in a private event space, soft drinks, nibbles (or cake if it’s your birthday!), catering options, and timeslots everyday of the week, it’s an ideal corporate, social or party experience!
What hours are you open? We are open from 9:00am until 9:00pm, Monday through Thursday, and 9.00am until 10:30pm on weekends.
What if I arrive late? This is a LIVE adventure concept, so unfortunately if you arrive late, you may NOT be able to play and/or you may be required to play in a reduced amount of time. It’s extremely important to arrive on time, as there will be other adventurers scheduled after you as well.
Do I need to book in advance? Yes, we operate a sophisticated booking and calendar system here on our website and via Facebook. Bookings always fill up quickly, so be sure to check regularly, as we open new booking periods daily. All our promotions and discounts are ONLY available online! Therefore, we highly recommend booking online to get the slot you want.
Can’t I just turn up and play with friends? There may be a limited number of game slots each day for last minute bookings and walk-ins. You will need to arrive as early as possible on the day in order to reserve for later that day, as these will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For this reason, we STRONGLY recommend booking ahead!
How do I book? Booking is really simple. Go to out bookings page and follow these simple steps:
1. Choose your group size. We allow from 2–5 players. Less than 2 means you want to play alone. It’s hard, but you can if you really want to try, but keep in mind you will still need to pay for 2 players. More than 5 players is possible too – just book 2 or more rooms and spread your team across those rooms. You will start at the same time and play against each other head-to-head.
2. Choose your room theme. There is a description on the booking site and more information in our FAQs here on another page, but all games are great to play.
3. Choose your preferred date and time. By clicking on all of the games you get more choice of date and time. The chances are you will find a free slot in one of the rooms, so check them all one by one!
4. Choose the game and pay. You should have no problems paying either by credit card or PayPal using our online system and the payment system from PayPal, but if you have any problems please let us know. Please note that PayPal has its own rules for taking payments, which we cannot control.
Important notes: To book multiple rooms select them one by one and then pay together at the checkout. To book more than 4 months ahead or for any other general questions, please contact us directly.
The Escape Hunt Experience is designed to be one of the most fun to spend 90 minutes of your time with your partner, friends, family or coworkers. It is also many other things – educational, didactic, bonding, inspirational, exhilarating, spontaneous, challenging and much more. You will learn a lot about yourself and the rest of your team in a very short time and most of all have a great deal of fun. We love seeing the looks of excitement and satisfaction on our guest's faces when they escape!
I don’t really like games much. Will I like The Escape Hunt Experience? We think so. It is not a “game” like any other you can imagine. It is truly an adventure. Come try it! We are sure you will enjoy yourself.
We have six rooms at Escape Hunt Durban split into three different adventures or themes. Each has an exciting and different storyline, theme and decor. Each adventure has an entirely different set of puzzles and codes so you can come back to play our other rooms later and still enjoy the experience.
Can we play against each other in different adventures? Our six game rooms are separate but are “twinned” into three pairs with the same mystery to solve to allow for two teams to compete against each other. This way you can book as a group of up to 10 people, split into two groups and then compete against each other. So if you have an urge to compete, try it, it’s great fun as we start the countdown timer at exactly the same moment – up to 30 people!
Lost in Time: Treasure Hunters, you have been hired by a rich philanthropist to travel back in time to retrieve a family heirloom that was lost with the collapse of his ancestors tomb in the 1950's. However, due to a fault in the time machine, you have only been sent back 60 minutes before the collapse of the tomb. The clock is ticking....your mission is to find the treasure within the 60 minutes and avoid being buried alive !
Rampage of the Ripper: The scene is set in the 1888's. Players you are famous detectives investigating mysterious killings of the most dangerous and wanted serial killer of all time. Having stumbled across the potential secret hideout of Jack the Ripper, you decide investigate whilst he is out. Detectives, you have to work fast...you only have 60 minutes to find a piece of evidence that can prove your findings....and avoid becoming the Rippers next victim !
The Dangerous Escape: Mr Roberts, and avid watch collector has been murdered and his precious Golden fob watch stolen.... As former detectives, you have been wrongly accused of this crime and have been sent to a famous prison on an island. While awaiting trial, you realize that all is not what it seems......prisoners are being called into the doctors office and have since disappeared. Detectives, you only have 60 minutes to escape your cell and investigate the infirmary in the hopes of solving the mysterious disappearances, whilst finding evidence that will clear your names.... all before the guards return for their hourly rounds.
The Escape Hunt Experience is an international company with Head Office operations in Bangkok and the brain-child of the CEO and founder. In his long career, he has been a marketer, business consultant and entrepreneur in several fields. He decided to launch The Escape Hunt Experience because he saw a real opportunity to create something highly original and beneficial to all walks of society. Being based in Bangkok and seeing a lack of indoor daytime entertainment, he launched the concept there first. Seeing the way ‘experiential entertainment’ is taking off around the world, he decided early on to build the business as a highly scalable one, which would translate to every culture around the world. The Escape Hunt Experience is unique in style and concept and the first ‘escape game’ of its kind and continues to set new standards around the world as it grows into a global branch network with branches everywhere.
What makes The Escape Hunt Experience so special as an adventure? There are many things you can do with your time these days, but none are as special as The Escape Hunt Experience because it is fun yet safe, educational yet light-hearted, challenging yet cooperative, competitive yet relaxing – the list goes on.
How does The Escape Hunt Experience differ from other “escape games” I have seen online? Firstly, Escape Hunt is LIVE – that means no online play and all real-time action. You are IN the game! Secondly, the concept and execution is beyond anything you will ever see elsewhere, we promise!
Has a lot of thought gone into this? Yes, a lot! The founder and CEO, has a background in Psychology, Languages and Education from Cambridge University where he gained a first Masters Degree. He then specialised in IQ testing, teamwork design, cognitive and group psychology and went on to work with this in industry. What you see here is the result of many years of research and life experience, coupled with a desire to create something special in his favourite city and home, Bangkok.
If I have any feedback – negative or positive – who do I talk to? We’re always happy to hear from you. Please contact us directly through our contact form on the home page and we will respond to you directly.
What locations are already open? The flagship location of The Escape Hunt Experience opened in Bangkok in July 2013 and we have continued to expand ever since! You can find our current locations here.
Are there Escape Hunt franchise opportunities still available? We are currently accepting applications for The Escape Hunt Experience branches in several key locations around the world. We invite interested parties to contact us via our franchising enquiry form to discuss opportunities with confidence. We operate a traditional model of an upfront fee, monthly revenue share and monthly support fees. Most importantly, you’ll be joining a community of franchise owners around the world who support each other regularly!
Where else will you open? We are opening all over the world and we are open to prospective franchisees in many new locations. We invite offers from potential franchisees in large cities or major tourist destinations.
Do you have further information? Please see our franchise presentation on our Franchises page and contact us for more information.
The Escape Hunt Experience is a fantastic global entertainment franchise offering unique “escape the room” adventures to the public and corporate clients all over the world. We have branches everywhere from Cleveland to Singapore, Perth to Barcelona and we are the acknowledged global leaders in this fast growing entertainment industry.
Address: 72a & b Horizon Views, Aurora Drive, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga, Durban, South Africa
Free under cover parking !!.
Telephone: (+27) (031) 566 1543
Operating Times :
9.00AM to 9.00PM – Tuesday to Sunday (including Public holidays)
Branch is closed on Mondays
Email: [email protected]