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Survivor South Africa is the South African version of Survivor. The series was first broadcast on September 3, 2006.

History

Main article: Survivor (franchise)

Format Variations

The South African version of the show follows the same basic format of the American version.

Tribes

Main article: Tribe

Tribe Captains

The fifth season of the show introduced two South African sports champions as captains of the tribes. They would live at the camps, compete in the challenges with the tribes, and made some decisions, but they couldn't be voted out nor have a vote at Tribal Council. However, both of them would vote at the Final Tribal Council to help to decide the winner.

Immunity Idol

Main article: Immunity Idol

Hidden Immunity Idol

Main article: Hidden Immunity Idol

Unlike the American version of the show, the players in Season 5, Survivor South Africa: Champions, were allowed to steal Hidden Immunity Idols from other's possessions.

Exile Island

Main article: Exile Island (twist)

Only in Survivor South Africa: Santa Carolina.

Dead Man's Island

Main article: Redemption Island (international twist)

Used only in Survivor South Africa: Panama, the castaways voted out after the merge were taken to an island without knowledge of the remaining players in the game, where they would wait for a chance to compete for two spots to re-enter the game at the Final Three.

Tribal Council

Main article: Tribal Council

Torches

Main article: Torch

Merge

Main article: Merge

Immunity Necklace

Main article: Immunity Necklace

Final Tribal Council

Main article: Final Tribal Council

Celebrity Seasons

The cast of the third season of the show was compound of eighteen South African celebrities, each of whom was playing the game to raise money for a charity of their choice.

The fourth season had its cast made up by nine South African celebrities, competing with ten regular South African citizens.


Seasons

Season Tribes Number of Castaways Filming Location Filming Dates Season Run Sole Survivor
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Panama
Aguila
Rana
Burba
14 Pearl Islands, Panama June 6, 2006 - July 5, 2006 September 3, 2006 – November 26, 2006 ZAS1 vanessa t.png
Vanessa Marawa
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Malaysia
Bajau
Iban
Empu
16 Johor, Malaysia May 2007 - June 2007 August 22, 2007 – November 14, 2007 ZAS2 lorette t.png
Lorette Mostert
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Santa Carolina
Chibudu
Timbila
Kululama
18 Santa Carolina, Mozambique November 2009 – December 2009 January 20, 2010 – April 21, 2010 ZAS3 gigi t.png
GiGi van Schalkwyk
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Maldives
Goma
Raituhn
Eku
19 Addu Atoll, Maldives October 2010 February 24, 2011 – May 26, 2011 ZAS4 hykie t.png
Hykie Berg
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Champions
Selatan
Utara
Juara
Salvation
20 Johor, Malaysia October 2013 January 19, 2014 – May 18, 2014 ZAS5 graham t.png
Graham Jenneker
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Philippines
Luzon
Mindanao
Visayas
Araw
18 El Nido, Palawan, Philippines January 15, 2018 - February 22, 2018 May 3, 2018 - August 16, 2018 ZAS6 tom t.png
Tom Swartz
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Island of Secrets
Laumei
Sa'ula
Ta'alo
Manumalo
21 Upolu, Samoa January 28, 2019 - March 7, 2019 May 16, 2019 - September 12, 2019 ZAS7 rob t.png
Rob Bentele
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Immunity Island
Vuna
Zamba
Osindile
20 Wild Coast, South Africa November 2020 - December 2020 June 3, 2021 -

Trivia

  • Since the sixth season, excerpts of various background music from Koh-Lanta has been used in numerous episodes, including excerpts of the show's theme song, Magheda Mamuere.

References

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