Survivor South Africa: Maldives is the fourth season of Survivor South Africa. The premiere aired on the 24th of February 2011.

32 year-old South African actor Hykie Berg defeated 26 year-old biokineticist Letshego Moshoeu in a 8-3 vote, winning the R1 million prize.

Production

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Twists/Changes

  • Celebs vs. Plebs: The cast of the season was comprised of nine well known South African celebrities and ten regular South African citizens.
  • Separated Marooning: The groups of celebrities and plebs were marooned without knowing of the existence of each other. They would be reunited on Day 4.
  • Schoolyard Pick: The two groups were divided by Schoolyard Pick, forming four teams(two blue and two yellow). The celebrity not chosen by any of the two groups of celebs, would receive a black buff, and would join the losing tribe after the first Tribal Council. After the first Tribal Council, the two blue teams and the two yellow teams would form together to make Goma​ and Raituhn​ respectively.
  • First Impressions: At the reunion of the groups, they would vote for the person they think is the most unlikely to win.
  • Black Cowrie Shell: The two people voted at the First Impressions twist would receive a Black Cowrie shell bracelet. The person holding the Black Cowrie at Tribal Council would automatically have one vote against them. The only way that they could prevent that from happening would be at the beginning of an Immunity Challenge, when they would be offered an opportunity to defect to the opposing tribe. If the person with the Black Cowrie defected to the other tribe or was voted off, they would select one of the remaining castaways at their former tribe to receive the Cowrie.
  • Hidden Immunity Idol: One Hidden Immunity Idol was hidden in each camp.
  • White Cowrie Shell: The White Cowrie Shell would come into play after the merge. The current holder of the White Cowrie Shell can choose to negate a vote cast to someone else in the tribe. They cannot negate a vote cast against themselves. The person with the vote negated by the White Cowrie Shell would be the next holder.
  • Public Vote: The finalist who gets the most number of votes from the public would receive an extra vote at the Final Tribal Council.

Castaways

Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Against
Original Tribe Merged Tribe
ZAS4 lukhanyo t.png Lukhanyo Nontshinga
27, Kimberley, NC
Pro Rugby Player
Goma 1st Voted Out
Day 3
3
ZAS4 philicity t.png Philicity Reeken
30, Johannesburg, GP
Actress
Goma 2nd Voted Out
Day 5
5
ZAS4 tshepo t.png Tshepo Maseko
36, Johannesburg, GP
Actor
Raituhn 3rd Voted Out
Day 7
5
ZAS4 tasleem t.png Tasleem Vally
25, Durban, KZN
Make-Up Artist
Raituhn 4th Voted Out
Day 9
9
ZAS4 carmel t.png Carmel Fisher
29, Johannesburg, GP
Actress
Raituhn 5th Voted Out
Day 11
4
ZAS4 jacques t.png Jacques Terre'Blanche
28, Johannesburg, GP
Musician
Goma Quit
Day 12
2
ZAS4 sindi t.png Sindi Lukhele
25, Johannesburg, GP
Events Coordinator
Goma 6th Voted Out
Day 14
2
ZAS4 vanessa t.png Vanessa Haywood
33, Cape Town, WC
Actress
Goma Evacuated
1st Jury Member
Day 15
5
ZAS4 roxy t.png Roxy Burger
24, Johannesburg, GP
Presenter
Goma 7th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 15
6
ZAS4 harry t.png Harry Wiggins
27, Worcester, WC
Maths Lecturer
Raituhn 8th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 15
11
ZAS4 simon t.png Simon Coetzer
40, Johannesburg, GP
HR Consultant
Goma Eku 9th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 17
5
ZAS4 malusi t.png Malusi Mbambo
30, Durban, KZN
Business Development Consultant
Raituhn 10th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 19
5
ZAS4 tejan t.png Tejan Pillay
32, Durban, KZN
Engineer
Raituhn 11th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 21
8
ZAS4 sean t.png Sean September
40, Cape Town, WC
Lawyer
Goma 12th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 23
5
ZAS4 alison t.png Alison de Chazal
53, Durban, KZN
Mother
Goma 13th Voted Out
8th Jury Member
Day 25
6
ZAS4 mxo t.png MXO Lokwe
31, Johannesburg, GP
Musician
Goma 14th Voted Out
9th Jury Member
Day 26
5
ZAS4 bonnie t.png Bonnie Henna
31, Cape Town, WC
Actress
Raituhn 15th Voted Out
10th Jury Member
Day 27
6
ZAS4 letshego t.png Letshego Moshoeu
27, Johannesburg, GP
Biokeniticist
Raituhn Runner-Up 4
ZAS4 hykie t.png Hykie Berg
32, Johannesburg, GP
Actor
Raituhn Sole Survivor 7

Season Summary

Nineteen castaways, consisting of 10 regular South Africans ("Plebs") and 9 celebrities ("Celebs"). Initially separated on 2 different islands based on their status, each group was unaware of the other group's presence. Both groups were separated into two teams (simply referred to as "Blue" and "Yellow") that would later be the official tribes. After the Blue Plebs faced a Tribal Council, the 18 remaining players formed the Goma tribe (composed of both Blue teams) and Raituhn tribe (composed of both Yellow teams). Each tribe then assigned the weakest player in their tribes with a Black Cowrie shell, which added a vote against them at each Tribal Council before the merge. After the unification, Raituhn initially were down in numbers due to a clear divide where the "Plebs" kept betraying the outnumbered "Celebs". However, a series of events in Goma that saw a tribe member quitting, a majority alliance blindsided by an idol, and a medical evacuation, led to an unsteady Raituhn alliance entering the merge with a 5-4 majority.

The merge saw the introduction of a White Cowrie shell in Bonnie's possession; this shell nullified a single vote at a Tribal Council. While the Raituhn alliance initially voted out Goma's leader, Simon Coetzer, the "Celebs" Bonnie Henna and Hykie Berg used the White Cowrie and a Hidden Immunity Idol to betray their alliance with the Raituhn "Plebs" until only Letshego Moshoeu remained. Before the remaining Goma "Plebs", Alison de Chazal and Sean September, could convince Letshego to flip on the "Celeb" duo, she found a Hidden Immunity Idol and stuck with the powerful duo of Bonnie and Hykie to pick off the remaining Goma alliance. Despite a surprising Final Immunity Challenge win by Letshego, who sent Bonnie to the jury to finally break up the strategic "Celeb" duo, the jury criticized both her and Hykie's poor social games, but felt that Hykie's cutthroat strategic game alongside Bonnie was more deserving than Letshego's under-the-radar game. Along with South Africa deciding in a public poll to award him with a jury vote, the jury awarded Hykie the title of Ultimate Survivor in an 8-3 victory over Letshego.

Episode Air date Challenges White Cowrie Shell Eliminated
(Vote)
Finish
Reward Immunity Holder Recipient
1 February 24, 2011 Goma Philicity1 Lukhanyo
(3-2)
1st Voted Out
Day 3
Raituhn
2 March 3, 2011 Raituhn Raituhn Philicity
(5-2-2-1)
2nd Voted Out
Day 5
3 March 10, 2011 Raituhn Goma Tsepho
(5-4-1)
3rd Voted Out
Day 7
4 March 17, 2011 Goma Goma Tasleem
(8-1)
4th Voted Out
Day 9
5 March 24, 2011 Raituhn Goma Carmel
(4-3-1)
5th Voted Out
Day 11
6 March 31, 2011 Raituhn Raituhn Jacques
(No Vote)
Quit
Day 12
Sindi
(2-1-0)2
6th Voted Out
Day 14
7 April 7, 2011 Raituhn None Vanessa
(No Vote)
Evacuated
1st Jury Member
Day 15
Roxy
(4-1-1)
7th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 15
Harry
(4-1-1-1)
8th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 15
8 April 14, 2011 Goma Letshego Bonnie Not Used Simon
(5-4)
9th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 17
9 April 21, 2011 Tejan
[Bonnie,
Hykie]
Sean Bonnie Hykie Malusi
(4-2-1-1)
10th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 19
10 April 28, 2011 Survivor
Auction
Sean Hykie Bonnie Tejan
(4-0)2
11th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 21
11 May 5, 2011 Sean
[Alison,
MXO]
Hykie
(Bonnie)3
Bonnie Hykie Sean
(3-0)2
12th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 23
12 May 12, 2011 Hykie
[Letshego]
Letshego Hykie Not Used Alison
(3-2)
13th Voted Out
8th Jury Member
Day 25
13 May 19, 2011 None Bonnie None MXO
(3-1)
14th Voted Out
9th Jury Member
Day 26
Letshego Bonnie
(1-0)
15th Voted Out
10th Jury Member
Day 27
14 May 26, 2011 Jury Vote Letshego
(8-3)
Runner-Up
Hykie
(8-3)
Sole Survivor
Notes:

^1 As Philicity had drawn the sole black sandbag, she was exiled until after the following Tribal Council. She would not attend Tribal Council,
and was effectively immune.

^2 A Hidden Immunity Idol was played, negating all votes against its user.
^3 Hykie gave up immunity to Bonnie at Tribal Council.

Voting History

Survivor South Africa: Maldives Voting History
Tribes Original Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Voted Out: ZAS4 lukhanyo t.png
Lukhanyo
ZAS4 philicity t.png
Philicity
ZAS4 tshepo t.png
Tsepho
ZAS4 tasleem t.png
Tasleem
ZAS4 carmel t.png
Carmel
ZAS4 jacques t.png
Jacques
ZAS4 sindi t.png
Sindi
ZAS4 vanessa t.png
Vanessa
ZAS4 roxy t.png
Roxy
ZAS4 harry t.png
Harry
ZAS4 simon t.png
Simon
ZAS4 malusi t.png
Malusi
ZAS4 tejan t.png
Tejan
ZAS4 sean t.png
Sean
ZAS4 alison t.png
Alison
ZAS4 mxo t.png
MXO
ZAS4 bonnie t.png
Bonnie
ZAS4 letshego t.png
Letshego
ZAS4 hykie t.png
Hykie
Vote: 3-2 5-2-2-1 5-4-1 8-1 4-3-1 No Vote3 2-1-04 No Vote5 4-1-1 4-1-1-1 5-4 4-2-1-1 4-04 3-04 3-2 3-1 1-06 8-37
Hykie Harry Tasleem Harry Harry Simon Malusi Tejan Sean Alison MXO None Jury Vote
Letshego Tsepho Tasleem Carmel Harry Simon Malusi Hykie Sean Alison MXO Bonnie
Bonnie Harry Tasleem Harry Malusi Simon Malusi Tejan Sean Alison MXO None Hykie
MXO Absent2 Philicity Vanessa Roxy Tejan Letshego Tejan Letshego Hykie Hykie Hykie
Alison Lukhanyo Jacques Vanessa Roxy Tejan Bonnie Hykie Letshego Hykie Letshego
Sean Lukhanyo Philicity Vanessa Roxy Tejan Bonnie Tejan Letshego Hykie
Tejan Tsepho Tasleem Carmel Harry Simon Malusi Hykie Hykie
Malusi Tsepho Tasleem Carmel Harry Simon MXO Letshego
Simon Lukhanyo Jacques Vanessa Roxy Tejan Letshego
Harry Tsepho Tasleem Carmel Hykie Hykie
Roxy Absent2 Philicity Sindi MXO Hykie
Vanessa Absent2 Philicity Sindi Evacuated Hykie
Sindi Sean Roxy Vanessa
Jacques Absent2 Philicity Quit
Carmel Harry Tasleem Harry
Tasleem Tsepho Bonnie
Tsepho Harry
Philicity Exiled1 Roxy
Lukhanyo Sean
Black Cowrie
Votes:
Alison Tasleem Tasleem Bonnie Alison Alison Bonnie
Notes:

^1 Due to the odd number of players when the Celebs were divided, Philicity, the odd person out, was exiled, and rejoined the game as a member of Goma, replacing Lukhanyo and evening the tribes at 9-9.
^2 The Immunity Challenge was conducted with the Plebs only, thus the Celebs were not present at the challenge or Tribal Council.
^3 Jacques elected to quit the game. No vote occurred for his removal.
^4 A Hidden Immunity Idol was played, negating all votes against its user.
^5 Vanessa was evacuated from the game due to a neck injury. No vote occurred for his removal.
^6 Bonnie and Hykie did not vote as they could only vote for were each other. By virtue of winning the final Immunity Challenge, only Letshego voted.
^7 Hykie received a jury vote in a public vote.

Trivia

References

Survivor South Africa Seasons

Panama · Malaysia · Santa Carolina · Maldives · Champions · Philippines · Island of Secrets · Immunity Island

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