Meryl Szolkeiwicz is a castaway from Survivor South Africa: Island of Secrets.

Starting the game in the majority on Ta'alo, Meryl found herself aligned with Danté De Villiers for the entirety of her game. Following the tribe swap, Meryl was able to find an idol, seemingly strengthening her position. However, following an idol misplay on Sa'ula, Meryl and Danté's weak position was exposed, and Meryl's bitterness and sour attitude towards Nicole Capper at the merge caused others to be wary of working with her, resulting in Meryl's elimination.


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Surname: Szolkeiwicz
Age: 31
Occupation: Pilates instructor
From: Irene, Pretoria

A creative soul with a degree in musical theatre, this pilates instructor with big hair and even bigger ambition always wants to perform at her best and won't let anything get her down. After starting a career as a musician, Meryl married quite young and had three beautiful boys within four years. For this yummy mommy, Survivor SA is an opportunity to rediscover her adventurous side. Raising three kids made her fierce and strong, compassionate and loyal, but in Survivor you may just see a little more of her flirtatious side. It is a game, after all![1]

Survivor South Africa

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Voting History

Meryl's Voting History
Episode Meryl's
Voted Against
1 Ta'alo Tribe Immune
2 Ta'alo Tribe Immune
3 Ting Ting -
4 Ta'alo Tribe Immune
5 Ta'alo Tribe Immune
6 Ta'alo Tribe Immune
7 Sa'ula Tribe Immune
8 Geoffrey Nathan1
9 Geoffrey Durão, Geoffrey, Mike,
Mmaba, Nicole, Rob, Seipei
Voted Out, Day 22
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In "Putting My Foot in My Mouth", Meryl used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating 1 vote against her.



  • Meryl is the only female member of Ta'alo to make the merge.


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