R20 000 treasure chest found in Helderberg Basin

Jacques vd Heever Treasure World CEO; Team Mayhem: Glenn, Jenna and Cindy Hurlow; and Carol van den Heever Treasure World COO.

Treasure World just had their second Treasure Hunt in the Helderberg Basin, where participants all over Cape Town joined to find the hidden Treasure Chest.

They even had participants from Gauteng join in, and Team Mayhem, with Glenn, Cindy and Jenna Hurlow, found the chest and were rewarded R20 000. It took them 13 days to find it.

How it works is should you want to join the Treasure Hunt you have to register at treasureworld.co.za, at a fee of R150 each, and as an individual or a team. The Treasure Hunt will start at a specific time, a Sunday at 8am, and 10 clues will then be sent to all participants at the same time electronically.

Participants then decipher the 10 clues and go and explore the basin in search of the hidden Treasure Chest. The Treasure Hunt ends when the chest is found, whether it takes a day, week or month, and the finder receives R20 000.

The first season took eight hours for the chest to be found, a record to be beaten, since the second season took 13 days. If the chest isn’t found on day one, then additional hints are released every week to make it easier to find.

Beside the reward of R20 000 to the finder, additional rewards can be achieved like the best outdoor photo taken during the hunt receives R1 000 or the best video made during the hunt also receives R1 000. The whole idea behind the event is to get people outside and enjoy mother nature.

Treasure World is a non-profit, as all profits goes towards the next season’s rewards. “We want to grow this so that the reward can be R100 000!” said CEO Jacques van den Heever. “We built this platform not to make money, but to help and benefit our community.”

The third Treasure Hunt starts on Sunday May 2, at 8am, and the reward will be R30 000 to the finder of the chest, which will be hidden somewhere in the Helderberg Basin and Stellenbosch.

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