Survivor South Africa: Immunity Island is the eighth season of Survivor South Africa.
The season was officially announced in December 8, 2019, with the applications being open immediately and the deadline to submit applications being January 20, 2020.
This season will see the return of veteran host Nico Panagio and was planned to air on M-Net 101 in the second half of 2020 but production was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to M-Net and Afrokaans, imposed travel restrictions forced production to film the season in an area in South Africa itself described as a "COVID-19-safe bubble - a place of isolation, deprivation and deception."
In addition, Network Ten, the network that airs Australian Survivor, would make this season's episodes available for Australian viewers on their on demand service. Episodes would be aired the following day after the South African broadcast, at 9am.
- Tribes Selected by Random Draw: Rather than the tribes being pre-determined by production, the tribes are decided by a random draw. The men and women would draw from different bags, with each bag containing five parcels of orange and green Buffs.
- Immunity Island: After an Immunity Challenge, one member from the losing tribe will be exiled to Immunity Island. Once there, the banished castaway will receive an Immunity Necklace, but with a caveat: The player will then be given a choice on whether or not they compete in a solo challenge. If the survivor plays the challenge and wins, they get an advantage in the game. If the player loses, there will be a pre-determined consequence. Regardless of the result of the minigame, the player will rejoin their tribe at Tribal Council with the individual immunity, but they are unable to vote. If the survivor refuses to play, they may immediately return to camp with the Immunity Necklace, but they may only assign it to someone else; though the player may still vote. Further, a clue to their tribe's Hidden Immunity Idol is available on Immunity Island for them to find.
- Diplomatic Immunity: After the Reward Challenge on Day 2, the representatives sent for the challenge would earn Diplomatic Immunity, represented by a bracelet. At any point if their tribe loses an Immunity Challenge, the castaway may invoke their Diplomatic Immunity by handing the bracelet to Nico, at the cost of that player transferring to the other tribe.
- Hidden Immunity Idol: Hidden Immunity Idols are hidden around each camp site, with clues available to find while on Immunity Island. In addition, another Hidden Immunity Idol can be found at Tribal Council. The castaway who finds this idol may leave it in its hiding place at Tribal Council until the player decides to play it.
|Original Tribe||Switched Tribe|
27, Johannesburg, GP
Structural Engineering Draughtsman
|Zamba||1st Voted Out
30, Cape Town, WC
|Vuna||2nd Voted Out
33, Johannesburg, GP
25, Durban, KZN
29, Johannesburg, GP
Doctor/Vegan Lifestyle Entrepreneur
29, Cape Town, WC
Corporate Sales Executive
32, Centurion, GP
30, Johannesburg, GP
Live Escape Game Owner
29, Johannesburg, GP
|Marisha du Plessis
35, Tulbagh, WC
Guest House Owner
32, Cape Town, WC
26, Somerset West, WC
Digital Marketing Manager
29, Johannesburg, GP
35, Cape Town, WC
30, Secunda, MP
39, Strand, WC
Online Business Owner
40, Cape Town, WC
I.T. Business Owner
36, Kariega, EC
24, Johannesburg, GP
39, Johannesburg, GP
|1||"Nothing Unites Like a Common Enemy"||June 3, 2021||Zamba1,3||Dino2||Thoriso||Jason
|1st Voted Out|
|2||"I Can Go 'Bos'... No Pun!"||June 10, 2021||Zamba||Zamba||Santoni||Pinty
|2nd Voted Out|
|3||"Always Be Closing"||June 17, 2021||3rd Voted Out|
|4||"Gloat or Vote"||June 24, 2021||??? Voted Out|
|5||"Collateral Damage"||July 1, 2021||??? Voted Out|
|6||"Control the Flow"||July 8, 2021||??? Voted Out|
|7||"Look Behind You"||July 15, 2021||??? Voted Out|
|8||"Here for a Good Time"||July 22, 2021||??? Voted Out|
^1 Both tribes received supplies in the Reward Challenge. However, Zamba won camping supplies by grabbing a Tribe Advantage during the challenge.
|Survivor South Africa: Immunity Island Voting History|
|Original Tribes||Switched Tribes|
^1 This castaway lost their vote by staying and playing on Immunity Island. However, they attended Tribal Council with individual immunity.
|Survivor South Africa Seasons|