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Are you ready to be transported to another time and place where you will have to think out the box and work as a team to escape? Jo’burg’s first puzzle room is now open at the Dunkeld West Centre. Grab your friends, family or work colleagues and enjoy a real live Escape Room Come and experience this global entertainment phenomenon experience


Escape Room is Jo’burg’s original live puzzle game. You have 60 minutes to unravel the mystery of a hidden room, working as a team of 2-6 to solve a variety of quirky and inventive puzzles to escape.



Ideal for groups of friends, work colleagues or families.



Corporate team building



We can structure an event for you to meet your requirements.



Guaranteed to be the most enjoyable, intellectually stimulating and intriguing experiences you've ever had.


We are located at the Dunkeld West Centre. See what everyone is talking about and book in your team today!. Our rooms have been created by Owen Spear and Ali Cheetham from Escape Room Melbourne – Melbourne’s highest ranked activity on Trip Advisor. Drawing on the expertise of three PhDs in psychology, an architect and a chartered accountant (to verify that all the puzzles can be solved) together with an obsession with escape rooms, we have created an immersive and thrilling experience.

A unique and innovative team building activity. Build your team’s capacity to work together, to solve problems creatively and think laterally. This is an exceptional opportunity to boost your team’s ability to work co-operatively to solve complex problems which require innovative solutions. The Escape Room experience is novel; it is fun; it is creative. Do the Escape Room as is for a fantastic team building event or contact us for more information about a bespoke event for your team. We work very closely with Professor Karen Milner of Wits University who will work with you to review the team behaviours and interactions. She will assist you to understand how different personalities solve problems in

The Rooms



You’ve discovered a secret door in your garden, leading to a mysterious room that has been untouched for more than half a century.
Who was the owner?
Why did they leave?
Work together to solve the mystery and escape! Difficulty - 4/5.
Recommended 2-6 people.

Mine Escape


Arriving for your shift, you find the head office deserted - your colleagues have left to investigate some unusual activity in the mine and never returned.
It’s up to you to bring them to safety, but the clock is ticking – can you get them out in time?
Difficulty 4/5. Recommended 2-6 people.


Kellar’s Magic Emporium


The world famous magician Kellar is back in town for the first time in over 20 years. You have been short-listed for the
role of Magician’s Assistant. Arriving at Kellar’s Magic Emporium, you are tasked with solving a series of puzzles in order
to prove your skill. You'll need to pay close attention to pass this test, as things are not always what they seem...
this is a job interview like no other. Difficulty 4/5. Recommended 2-7 people. Please note that this room has a mild horror theme.


contact us

Contact Information

1st Floor
Dunkeld West Centre
Corner Jan Smuts Avenue and Bompas Road
Dunkled West
+27 61 586 6285


Parking advice

Free parking is available at the Dunkeld West Centre. During the day you can park at either the front of the rear of the centre. In busy times the parking in the front of the centre does get full but you can always find parking behind the centre. Both parking areas are patrolled by security and monitored by cameras. At night, we recommend you park at the rear parking where the restaurant patrons usually park. The rear parking is better monitored by the security guards at night.

How to find us as the centre

We are located in the office block on the first floor. If you parked in front of the centre, look for Dunkled Fruit and Flowers and follow the ramp down towards the flower shop. Once you pass the flower shop you will see the entrance to the office block in front of you – the guard at the desk will direct you up to the first floor. If you parked in the rear of the centre, look for a walkway with a sign “To Offices and Medical Suites”. Facing the centre, this is to the right of the DW11 restaurant (look for the green awnings). Walk up the passage and the entrance to the office block will be on your right (just as you see the flower shop in front of you).


Real-life room escape games are a type of adventure game in which you are "trapped" in a room with your friends, family or work mates. This is real – not a computer game. Use your sense of adventure, imagination, lateral thinking, powers of observation, and teamwork. Crack a series of stimulating, challenging and fun puzzles. Solve the mystery and escape the room within the time limit.
No, you can exit at any time.
The puzzles need no specific mathematical or language skills. They are based on powers of observation, lateral thinking and logic. Anyone can solve them.
A minimum number of 2 people can participate. The maximum capacity of each room is 6 people.
Your progress will be monitored by a facilitator on a webcam. You will have a walkie-talkie to talk to the facilitator and can ask for help at any time.
Escape Room is an adult activity. There is no offensive or unsuitable content but the puzzles assume an adult’s cognitive ability and safety considerations assume an adult. We recommend it from age 12 upwards. 10 and 11 year olds are allowed to participate but we cannot guarantee they will enjoy it. Children under 10 are not allowed. There must be one person 18 or older in each group. Escape Room is a great family activity. If you are planning a birthday party for a child, please speak to us to discuss suitability and logistics. If you are under 18 you will need the written permission of a parent or guardian (the form can be downloaded from the booking section of the website for completion in advance).
We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your group's start time to complete the formalities and prepare. If you arrive late, you will have less time to escape from the room.