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." The season will premiere on June 3, 2021 with Panagio returning as host.
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