Virtuo Event Services have been facilitating Murder Mystery Dinners in Cape Town for more than 10 years. Virtuo have hosted, in conjunction with our preferred and recommended venues, more than 100 Murder Mystery Events and we are continually developing new Theme’s based upon requests and trending or relevant topics and genre’s.
Virtuo have also facilitated many Murder Mystery Parties at private homes as well as sports clubs, company offices or premises and even at sea. Virtuo Event Services have hosted Murder Mystery Dinners at schools, universities, restaurants, nightclubs, bars, coffee shops and many wine farms.
Murder Mystery Venues in Cape Town
Here are some of the more popular venues for murder mystery events:
The River Club in Observatory
WhiteSpace in Salt River
The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay
Vineyard Hotel in Claremont
The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel in Sea Point
Winchester Mansions Hotel in Sea Point
Kolping Guest House in Durbanville
Hotel Verde near Cape Town International Airport
Lagoon Beach Hotel in Milnerton
Krystal Beach Hotel in Gordons Bay
The Barnyard Theatre in Tygervalley
Radisson Blu Hotel at the Waterfront
Dolphin Beach Hotel in Table View
Constantia Wine Estate
Ruslamere Venue in Durbanville
Devon Valley Hotel in Stellenbosch
Riebeek Valley Hotelin Riebeek West
Le Franschhoek Hotel in Franschhoek
Monkey Valley Resort in Noordhoek
Blue Rock Restaurant in Somerset West
Grand Roche Hotel in Paarl
Shelley Point Hotel in St Helena Bay
Poplars Restaurant in Durbanville
Simonsberg Cafe in Stellenbosch, Cape Town
Protea Hotel Tyger Valley in Durbanville
Kelvin Grove in Newlands, Cape Town
Altydgedacht Wine Estate in Tygerberg
Pampoenkraal in Durbanville
Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville
The Range in Tokai
Some information about Cape Town
The fascinating city of Cape Town is also known as the “Fairest Cape”. It was first called this by the English Admiral; Sir Francis Drake who journeyed around the world and when he rounded the Cape he was captivated by the site that lay before him. There is another name that many people have never heard before; Cape Town was also called the ‘Cape Grab’. The name came about when certain innkeepers of the past charged extremely high rates for room and board to the sailors stopping off in the region.
The city itself was only founded in 1652 by Jan Van Riebeeck, who was searching for a place that would serve as a half way point between Europe and the Eastern parts of the world. The name Cape Town derives from Cape of Storms. It was so called by Bartholomew Dias who experienced the terrible storms and strong winds around the coast. Many cultures have had an impact on Cape Town, from the British to the Dutch, French, Portuguese and German influences.
Cape Town became the capital of the Cape Colony in 1815 and today is the capital of the Western Province of South Africa. The city also the legislative capital of South Africa and has the honour of being the seat of the South African Parliament
The city has grown by leaps and bounds since then, reaching over 3 million residents by the year 2011. The city itself can be located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and also forms part of Table Bay. Cape Town is a top tourist attraction in the world, offering visitors a variety of activities and spectacular scenery. Cape Town offers tourists a taste of many different cultures, racial groups and nationalities.
Cape Town has many landmarks, heritage sites and entertainment options, making it one of the busiest and more popular tourist attractions in South Africa. One of the first landmarks that pop into your head when you think of Cape Town is Table Mountain. The mountain has been claimed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, because of its majestic splendour and also for the diversity of flora found in the area. A few other landmarks in Cape Town include; Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the V&A Waterfront, Robben- Island, the Castle of Good Hope just to name a few.
Cape Town has been called one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and rightly so, with its imposing mountains, cliffs, beaches, forests, valleys and so much more. The city offers sophistication, with a number of five star hotels, spas and gourmet restaurants to choose from. The weather in Cape Town is also a great draw card for tourists, offering warm and dry summers with mild cold and wet winters. Spring gives you a chance to see nature at its best, with carpets of beautiful blooming flowers found everywhere. The entire area is a joining of landscapes, cultures, food and friendly people; there is no place like the fascinating city of Cape Town.
Here are some of the highly recommended places to visit in Cape Town
There are few things as exhilarating as standing at the base of a beautiful, 150-year-old lighthouse, perched precariously high above the swirling Atlantic Ocean, and knowing that you’re at the very south western tip of Africa. Knowing that the next closest landmass, when you look across the icy seas, is Antarctica – more than 4,000 kilometres away. The panoramic views that spread out before you are breath-taking. Literally, because you’ve just earned them with a final push up the final flight of stairs from the upper funicular station. And once you’re there, it’s impossible not to spend a few silent minutes to take in the gravity of the dramatic location, before you instinctively reach for your camera.
Most visitors to Cape Point will head straight to the tip of the peninsula, hop into the famous Flying Dutchman Funicular, and then purposely stride the last few steps towards the famous lookout point from the old lighthouse. And we wouldn’t recommend starting any other way. But after that, you’ve got one of the most incredible nature reserves in the world at your disposal – salt white beaches populated only by the occasional ostrich, rogue surfer, or relic from a shipwreck past; strategic viewpoints offer you new perspectives from around the jagged cliffs; and drives, hikes and trails abound throughout the reserve, with the chance to see a multitude of rare flora and fauna, which roam freely within the reserve. And when you finally reach your breaking point after a day of exploring, you can put your feet up at the Two Oceans Restaurant – consistently rated as one of Cape Town’s top establishments thanks to its superb menu, but equally impressive location overlooking the spectacular False Bay.
Groot Constantia is South Africa’s oldest wine producing estate, which was established by Simon van der Stel in 1685. The dramatic oak-lined avenue takes you directly into the Historical core of the estate, where you’ll find the 17th century Manor House, arguably the finest surviving example of Cape Dutch architecture in South Africa. The view from in front of this grand old homestead will most certainly put you in the perfect mind-set to experience what is easily the Cape’s finest estate.
Two superb restaurants, in Jonkershuis and Simon’s, offer al-fresco dining at its finest with everything from traditional Cape Malay Babotie to freshly caught line fish and some of the best homemade desserts money can buy. Weddings and functions are enthusiastically attended all year round and who wouldn’t want to be at one of those? A visit to Groot Constantia is not complete without experiencing what made it a household name with the Aristocracy of days gone by and, eventually, your focus will turn to the wine. You’ll be hard-pressed not to leave with a new appreciation for fine wine, and at least a few bottles under your arm.
There are few places in the Mother City as tranquil as Kirstenbosch Gardens, and at least once during your visit, when you stop to catch your breath and absorb the splendour of your surroundings, you’ll wonder how it’s possible that the bustling, buzzing city of Cape Town is just a stone’s throw away. These sprawling, landscaped gardens take up 36 hectares of a region that covers more than 500 hectares on the slopes of Table Mountain, and yet they blend in so effortlessly and majestically with the natural vegetation that you’d be forgiven for not realising their scale.
In its current form Kirstenbosch is just over a hundred years old, and remarkably it was the first garden of its kind to be devoted entirely to a single country’s indigenous fauna. It’s since grown to the point of international acclaim with more than 7,000 species in cultivation, and as you wander through the vast grounds, you’ll see for yourself just why it’s become known as the most beautiful garden in Africa.
Of course, these days there’s even more to Kirstenbosch than the spellbinding gardens: the Kirstenbosch Tea Room is as popular as ever. You can also pick up horticultural memorabilia, curios and indigenous supplies from various stores. But perhaps the real feather in the constantly evolving Kirstenbosch cap is that of the celebrated Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts series, which showcase the best local musicians in the truly surreal setting of an open-air amphitheatre on the slopes of Table Mountain, which is just another excuse to spend an entire day basking in the complete serenity of Kirstenbosch.
Robben Island serves as a jarring reminder of country’s troubled political past. However, it is also a powerful symbol for the triumph of the human spirit.
The experience begins before you even set foot on the island, however, as you walk through the fascinating multimedia exhibitions and museum shop at the Nelson Mandela Gateway. From there, you board a ferry, which will whisk you right through to the shores of the island. A quiet walk through the prison will take you past Nelson Mandela’s cell, which in many ways serves as a pilgrimage for both local and international visitors and will leave you feeling both reflective and uplifted as you absorb the surroundings of one of the world’s most significant political landmarks.
Table Mountain has become one of the most popular attractions in the world. So popular, in fact, that it was recently voted as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. And while it’s massively impressive from pretty much anywhere in the City Bowl, including other Big 6 locations of the V&A Waterfront and Robben Island, it’s not until you reach Table Mountain’s summit that you can truly appreciate its stature, and the incredible city of Cape Town that bustles far below.
The ride up Table Mountain is a short 5-minute ride that you won’t want to end, as the rotating cable cars deliver 360-degree panoramic views of the increasingly distant city, and the mountain itself.
The experience doesn’t end there, however – once on top there are a multitude of things to do, but essential is one of the gentle walking trails that lead out in all directions from the Upper Cable Station. Each viewpoint offers a fascinating perspective over various parts of the city, including Camps Bay, Lion’s Head, the City Bowl, V&A Waterfront, Robben Island, and, on a clear day and after a little stroll, even False Bay and the distant Helderberg Mountain Range. A trip to the top of Table Mountain is an experience that will leave you in awe of both nature and the city, and without doubt yearning for more as soon as you touch back down at sea level.
The V&A Waterfront
The V&A is an ideal family destination, with regular activities for children and free events on the outdoor Amphitheatre, ranging from exhilarating acrobatic performances to free summer sunset concerts. Talented buskers across the property add to the lively atmosphere as you explore this fascinating destination on the water’s edge with more than 22 heritage landmarks. Speaking about water, a wide range of leisure excursions depart directly from the harbour, including sunset cruises, and the Robben Island ferry. If it’s a bird’s eye view you want, helicopter flips also depart from here.
You can fill your day with different activities at the V&A Waterfront, but it is just as vibrant at night.
In all, the Waterfront is a multi-faceted destination that offers accommodation, shopping, dining, leisure activities and an ideal departure point for tours in and around Cape Town.
The following Themed activities are available for Murder Mystery Dinners in Cape Town:
Murder on the Grumpy Express
Rhyme and Murder
Murder – the last son
Matric Dance Mayhem and Murder
Small Town Murder
Demise of the Hula Queen
Fairway to murder
Caravan Park Calamity
Reunion Gone Bad
Fine Art and Murder
Imagery of Love
Death day Celebrations
Death Bewails Her
Gambling with Murder
Mystery and Murder in Vegas
Pirate Gold and Murder