The Season Finalé

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Rob Bentele WINS Survivor SA : Island of Secrets as the Sole Survivor!

Survivor SA : Island of Secrets… read more about the season finalé.

Watch Nico’s final diary entry here.

The Final Three

Durāo Mariano

Age: 28
Occupation: Hotel Guest Liaison
From:  Newlands East, Durban
Previous Tribe: Laumei then Sa’ula

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Nicole Capper

Age: 34
Occupation: Ex Mrs SA, Events company and luxury online magazine owner
From: Fourways, Johannesburg
Previous Tribe: Sa’ula then Ta’alo and back to Sa’ula

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Robert Bentele

Age:  28
Occupation: Events Videographer
From: Richards Bay
Previous Tribe: Sa’ula

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Listen to Rob’s message of thanks here.

Tribe Manumalo!

Three Two (merge means) One treacherous tribe and all kinds of tricks in Survivor SA – Island of Secrets

In Samoan, the word Manumalo means – “winner”. Manumalo’s tribal colour in Survivor SA: Island of Secrets is red.

Who will be the sole survivor and walk away with the coveted title of Sole Survivor and the money that goes along with it…
R1 million rand in cash! 

The new Manumalo Tribe after the tribe merge on episode 9!

Survivor SA Manumalo Tribe

The Jury

The Old Tribe Ta’alo!

In Samoan, the word Ta’alo has two meanings – “seahorse” or “to play”. Symbolically, the seahorse is the good luck charm of the aquatic world, but this little creature can also be full of surprises. Ta’alo’s tribal colour in Survivor SA: Island of Secrets is purple, but what type of game will Ta’alo’s seven tribe members play?

The original Tribe Ta’alo (left), the old Tribe Ta’alo (middle) after the tribe shuffle on episode 4,
and the old Tribe Ta’alo (right) after the tribe shuffle on episode 7!

The Old Tribe Sa’ula!

In Samoan the word Sa’ula means “Swordfish” and symbolically represents courage, virtue and strength. Swordfish are also proud, energetic fighters. All these descriptors ring true for the members of this Survivor SA tribe, which happens to include four very different, powerful “queens” as well as some serious six-packs.

The original Tribe Sa’ula (left), the old Tribe Sa’ula (middle) after the tribe shuffle on episode 4,
and the new Tribe Sa’ula (right) after the tribe shuffle on episode 7!

The Old Tribe Laumei!

Laumei is the Samoan word for “turtle” and in Polynesian culture this is quite an important animal. The turtle, often tattooed on bodies, represents long life, eternity wellness, harmony and peace. Will this powerful symbol stand the seven members of Laumei in good stead? Or will they not be able to keep up with the Survivor warriors in the other tribes?

The old Tribe Laumei (left) and the new Tribe Laumei (right) after the tribe shuffle on episode 4!
After the tribe shuffle on episode 7, there was no more Laumei Tribe.

Cast-Away!

Lee-Anne van Renen

OUT! (Sa'ula Tribe)

Age: 33
Occupation: Life Coach, Mrs Cape Town 2018
From: Durbanville, Cape Town

What Lee-Anne had to say after Tribal Council

Paul Smulders

OUT! (Sa'ula Tribe)

Age: 54
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
From: Ruimsig, Johannesburg

What Paul had to say after Tribal Council

Ting Ting Wong

OUT! (Ta'alo Tribe)

Age: 25
Occupation: Doctor
From: Durban

What Ting Ting had to say after Tribal Council

Tania Copeland

OUT! (Previously Ta'alo Tribe)

Age: 51
Occupation: Immigration consultant
From: Somerset West, Cape Town

What Tania had to say after Tribal Council

Felix Godlo

OUT! (Previously Ta'alo Tribe)

Age: 29
Occupation: Sales consultant
From: Garstfontein, Pretoria

What Felix had to say after Tribal Council

Rose-Lee Smith

OUT!

Age: 33
Occupation: Crime Scene Analyst
From: Paulshof, Johannesburg

What Rose-Lee had to say after tribal Council

Rocco van Vuuren

OUT! (Ta'alo Tribe)

Age: 26
Occupation: Pro Athlete
From: Stellenberg, Cape Town

What Rocco had to say after Tribal Council

Nathan Castle

OUT!

Age: 25
Occupation: Media Producer
From: Milnerton, Cape Town
Previous Tribe: Sa’ula

What Nathan had to say after Tribal Council.

Meryl Szolkeiwicz

OUT!

Age: 31
Occupation: Pilates instructor
From: Irene, Pretoria
Previous Tribe: Ta’aol

What Meryl had to say after Tribal Council.

Geoff Cooke-Tenneson

OUT!

Age: 33
Occupation: Home Loans Consultant
From: Colenso, KZN
Previous Tribe: Laumei then Sa’ula

What Geoffrey had to say after Tribal Council.

Seipei Mashugane

OUT!

Age: 40
Occupation: Entrepreneur and Biker Queen
From: Soweto
Previous Tribe: Sa’ula to Laumei to Ta’alo

What Seipei had to say after Tribal Council.

Danté de Villiers

OUT!

Age: 31
Occupation: Coffee Shop Owner
From: Dwarskersbos, Cape West Coast
Previous Tribe: Ta’alo

What Danté had to say after Tribal Council.

Cobus Hugo

OUT!

Age: 28
Occupation: Architect
From: Greenpoint, Cape Town
Previous Tribe: Ta’alo and back

What Cobus had to say after Tribal Council.

Mmaba Molefe

OUT!

Age: 28
Occupation: Investment Analyst
From: Plumstead, Cape Town
Previous Tribe: Laumei then Ta’alo

What Mmaba had to say after Tribal Council.

Jacques Burger

OUT!

Age: 27
Occupation: Industrial Engineeer
From: Queenswood, Pretoria
Previous Tribe: Ta’alo to Laumei and back

What Jacques had to say after Tribal Council.

Michael Venter

OUT!

Age: 21
Occupation: Radio Presenter
From: Parkrand, Boksburg
Previous Tribe: Laumei

What Michael had to say after Tribal Council.

Steffi Brink

OUT!

Age:  27
Occupation: Fitness model
From:  Glen Austin, Midrand
Previous Tribe: Sa’ula

What Steffi had to say after Tribal Council.

Laetitia Le Roux

OUT!

Age:  58
Occupation: Nurse
From: Randburg, Johannesburg
Previous Tribe: Laumei

What Laetitia’s final comments before Tribal Council.

Durāo Mariano

OUT!

Age: 28
Occupation: Hotel Guest Liaison
From:  Newlands East, Durban
Previous Tribe: Laumei then Sa’ula

What Durāo’s had to say.

Nicole Capper

OUT!

Age: 34
Occupation: Ex Mrs SA, Events company and luxury online magazine owner
From: Fourways, Johannesburg
Previous Tribe: Sa’ula then Ta’alo and back to Sa’ula

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