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Survivor South Africa: Philippines is the sixth season of the South African version of Survivor

Production

The season was filmed in January/February 2018 in the Palawan Province of the Republic of the Philippines.

Twists/Changes

  • 39 Days: The game will be longer than the previous season's 27 days.
  • Hidden Immunity Idol: Hidden Immunity Idols were hidden around the camps and contestants were given or find clues to help locate the Immunity Idols.
  • Tribe Expansion: On Day 9, a third tribe, Visayas, was introduced, spreading the fifteen remaining castaways across three tribes of five.
  • Double Tribal Council: The two losing tribes at the Day 12 Immunity Challenge will both attend Tribal Council.
  • Tribe Switch: At the Double Tribal Council, each tribe was told to vote without knowing that the person with the most votes would be sent to the other tribe attending the session. The person sent over also gets to pick one member of their original tribe to join them on their new tribe.
  • Exile Island: On Day 30, the winner of the combined Reward/Immunity Challenge had to choose two people to be exiled.
  • Extra Vote: An Extra Vote advantage was offered to the players that were sent to Exile Island on Day 30. The advantage was good until the final five.
  • Juror Removal: The winner of the Final Immunity Challenge also has the reward to eliminate a juror of their choice.

Castaways

Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Against
Original Tribe Expanded Tribe Switched Tribe Merged Tribe
SSA6 Seamus Seamus Holmes
25, Durban, NL
Property Broker
Luzon 1st Voted Out
Day 3
5
SSA6 Neil Neil Voller
55, Johannesburg, GT
HR Executive
Luzon Eliminated
Day 6
0
SSA6 Stacey-Lee Stacey-Lee Valentyn
27, Cape Town, WC
Business Analyst
Mindanao 2nd Voted Out
Day 8
6
SSA6 Ace Ace Chetty
28, Johannesburg, GT
Graphic Designer
Luzon Luzon 3rd Voted Out
Day 10
3
SSA6 Murishca Murishca Martheze
34, Cape Town, WC
Marketing Manager
Mindanao Visayas 4th Voted Out
Day 13
3
SSA6 Marthunis Marthunis Oosthuizen
29, Durban, NL
Investment Adviser
Mindanao Mindanao Quit
Day 16
0
SSA6 Tevin Tevin Naidu
24, Durban, NL
Medical Doctor
Mindanao Mindanao Mindanao 5th Voted Out
Day 18
3
SSA6 Josie Josie Eveleigh
28, Cape Town, WC
Travel Writer
Luzon Luzon Mindanao 6th Voted Out
Day 21
10
SSA6 Vusi Vusi Mafulela
35, Johannesburg, GT
Logistics Manager
Luzon Visayas Visayas Araw 7th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 25
5
SSA6 Chané Chané Mynhardt
28, Bloemfontein, FS
Admin Clerk
Luzon Visayas Visayas 8th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 27
7
SSA6 Palesa Palesa Tau
28, Johannesburg, GT
Radio Presenter
Luzon Visayas Visayas 9th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 29
8
SSA6 Toni Toni Tebbutt
38, Johannesburg, GT
Content Developer
Mindanao Luzon Mindanao 10th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 30
5
SSA6 PK PK Phetoe
28, Johannesburg, GT
Mining Technician
Mindanao Mindanao Mindanao 11th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 33
13
SSA6 Katinka Katinka Oosthuizen
19, Mossel Bay, WC
Social Media Influencer
Mindanao Mindanao Luzon 12th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 35
7
SSA6 Werner Werner Joubert
34, Secunda, MP
Pastor
Mindanao Luzon Luzon 13th Voted Out
Removed from Jury
Day 37
9
SSA6 Annalize Annalize Sainsbury
44, Cape Town, WC
Caterer
Luzon Mindanao Luzon 14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 38
11
SSA6 Jeanne Jeanne Michel
34, Cape Town, WC
Radio Producer
Mindanao Luzon Luzon Runner-Up 4
SSA6 Tom Tom Swartz
41, Port Elizabeth, EC
Adventure Camp Manager
Luzon Visayas Visayas Sole Survivor 8

Season Summary

The game began with two tribes of nine, Luzon and Mindanao. Mindanao enjoyed early success by winning the first four challenges, with Luzon quickly becoming fractured which was exacerbated by a rock draw on Day 6. Two Tribe Switches saw the numbers even out at 5-5 at the merge.

Once the tribes merged, the post-swap Luzon Alliance headed by Werner began to systematically eliminate the former Visayas members along with outsiders on the tribe. At the final five, Katinka attempted a coup to take down the alliance only to be foiled by Tom, who leaked the plot to Werner, with Katinka swiftly paying the price. Werner's control of the game wouldn't last much longer however, as Jeanne persuaded Tom to turn against his most loyal ally. A surprise Final Two necessitated the need for a Juror Removal, with Jeanne winning the Final Immunity Challenge and choosing to remove Werner from the jury. She also decided to take Tom with her to the Final Two.

At the Final Tribal Council, both finalists were accused by the jury of being coattail riders and Tom in particular was criticised for his abrasive personality. However, a combination of Tom owning up to his faults and the jury's perception of Jeanne having got to the end purely by luck resulted in him being awarded the title of Sole Survivor in a 6-1 vote.

Episode Air Date Challenges Eliminated
(vote)
Finish
Reward Immunity
1 May 3, 2018 Mindanao Mindanao Seamus
(5-4)
1st Voted Out
Day 3
2 May 10, 2018 Mindanao Mindanao Neil
(4-4;
3-3;
Tiebreaker)1
Eliminated
Day 6
3 May 17, 2018 Luzon Luzon Stacey-Lee
(6-2-1)
2nd Voted Out
Day 8
4 May 24, 2018 Luzon Mindanao Ace
(3-2)
3rd Voted Out
Day 10
Mindanao Visayas
5 May 31, 2018 Mindanao Murishca
(3-1-0)
4th Voted Out
Day 13
Luzon
6 June 7, 2018 Visayas Marthunis
(No vote)
Quit
Day 16
No
Elimination2
7 June 14, 2018 Mindanao Luzon Tevin
(3-1)
5th Voted Out
Day 18
Luzon Visayas
8 June 21, 2018 Visayas Visayas Josie
(2-1)
6th Voted Out
Day 21
Luzon Luzon
9 June 28, 2018 None Toni Vusi
(5-3-2)
7th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 25
10 July 5, 2018 Chané, Palesa,
Toni, Werner
Katinka Chané
(1-1-0-0;
5-2)
8th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 27
11 July 12, 2018 Palesa
[Tom]
Werner Palesa
(6-2)
9th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 29
12 July 19, 2018 Tom3 Toni
(5-2)
10th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 30
[Jeanne,
Werner]
13 July 26, 2018 Survivor
Auction
Werner PK
(5-1)
11th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 33
14 August 2, 2018 Werner
[Katinka, Tom]
Tom Katinka
(2-1-0)
12th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 35
15 August 9, 2018 Tom
[Jeanne]
Jeanne Werner
(3-1)
13th Voted Out
Removed from Jury4
Day 37
16 August 16, 2018 Jeanne Annalize
(1-0)
14th Voted Out
8th Jury Member
Day 38
Werner
(1-0)4
Removed from Jury
Day 38
Jury Vote Jeanne
(6-1)
Runner-Up
Tom
(6-1)
Sole Survivor
Notes:

^1 With a deadlock tie between Annalize and Josie, the Rock Drawing tiebreaker was used, forcing all the non-immune contestants to draw rocks. The player with the odd-colored rock was eliminated, which was Neil.
^2 In a surprise twist, Luzon and Mindanao were subjected to a mock vote, where the players voted out were switched to the other tribe. Those voted off, Annalize and Josie, were given the privilege to take an original tribemate to join them on their new tribe. They chose Katinka and Toni respectively.
^3 Combined Reward and Immunity Challenge. In addition to winning Immunity, Tom had to choose two other players to join him on reward and two to be exiled. He chose Jeanne and Werner for the reward while exiling Annalize and Toni.
^4 For winning the Final Immunity Challenge, Jeanne also earned the right to eliminate one of the jurors.

Voting History

Survivor South Africa: Philippines Voting History
Original Tribes Expanded Tribes Switched Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Eliminated: SSA6 Seamus
Seamus
Tie Deadlock SSA6 Neil
Neil
SSA6 Stacey-Lee
Stacey-Lee
SSA6 Ace
Ace
SSA6 Murishca
Murishca
SSA6 Marthunis
Marthunis
SSA6 Tevin
Tevin
SSA6 Josie
Josie
SSA6 Vusi
Vusi
Tie SSA6 Chané
Chané
SSA6 Palesa
Palesa
SSA6 Toni
Toni
SSA6 PK
PK
SSA6 Katinka
Katinka
SSA6 Werner
Werner
SSA6 Annalize
Annalize
SSA6 Jeanne
Jeanne
SSA6 Tom
Tom
Vote: 5-4 4-41 3-32 Lottery3 6-2-1 3-2 3-1-04 No Vote 3-1 2-1 5-3-2 1-1-0-04, 1 5-2 6-2 5-2 5-1 2-1-04,5 3-1 1-06 6-1
Tom Seamus Josie Josie Murishca Vusi PK None Palesa PK PK Katinka Werner None Jury Vote
Jeanne Stacey-Lee Ace Vusi PK Chané Palesa Toni PK Annalize Werner Annalize
Annalize Seamus Josie None Vusi PK Chané Palesa Toni PK Jeanne Werner None Tom
Jeanne
Werner Stacey-Lee Ace Vusi PK Chané Palesa Toni PK Katinka Annalize None7
Katinka Stacey-Lee Vusi PK Chané Palesa Toni PK Jeanne Tom
PK Jeanne Tevin Josie Palesa Werner Tom Katinka Toni Annalize Tom
Toni Stacey-Lee Ace Tevin Josie Palesa Chané Chané Palesa PK Tom
Palesa Tom Annalize Annalize Murishca Katinka Werner Tom Katinka Tom
Chané Seamus Josie Josie Murishca Katinka Tom None Tom
Vusi Tom Annalize Annalize Chané Katinka Jeanne
Josie Tom Annalize None Werner Tevin PK
Tevin Stacey-Lee Josie
Marthunis Werner Quit
Murishca Stacey-Lee Tom
Ace Seamus Annalize Annalize Werner
Stacey-Lee Werner
Neil Seamus Josie Josie Eliminated
Seamus Tom

Notes:
^1 Tribal Council resulted in a tie. Per the rules, a second vote was held where the castaways involved in the tie would not vote and the remaining castaways could only vote for those involved in the tie.
^2 A deadlock tie occurred. As a result, Annalize and Josie became safe, forcing the non-tied castaways to draw rocks, where the player who got the odd-colored rock was eliminated instead.
^3 Neil drew the only black rock, and was eliminated.
^4 A Hidden Immunity Idol was played, and all votes cast against the user were negated.
^5 Annalize used the double vote advantage, allowing her to vote twice at Tribal Council.
^6 Annalize and Tom did not vote as they could only vote for were each other. By virtue of winning the Final Immunity Challenge, only Jeanne voted.
^7 By winning the Final Immunity challenge, Jeanne earned the right to eliminate one of the jurors. She chose Werner.

Trivia

  • This season gave some firsts for the South African franchise:
    • First season with 39 days.
    • First featuring a rock draw.
    • First season to have a tribe expansion.
    • First season to have a Juror Removal.

References

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