The big finale is upon us

Four Castaways are left on the island and will face each other in the explosive two-hour finale, where the final challenge and two dramatic Tribal Councils will culminate in the announcement of the sole Survivor. The much-anticipated announcement will be followed by the live Reunion Show, where all the castaways will be back to chat about the epic season of Survivor SA: Island of Secrets.

Who will outwit, outlast and outplay the competition to become the Ultimate Survivor of The Island of Secrets?

What was different in this season of Survivor South Africa?

Survivor SA: Philippines was so outrageously good that our expectations were super high this season. The good news is: Survivor SA: Island of Secrets smashed it out of the ballpark. Here are some details of what was in store for the survivors on the local reality series.

A brand-new twist

This season there was a whole new element to the game - the Island of Secrets! This remote isle is a place of banishment and redemption. Players can be sent to the island for 24 hours by their tribe or if they perform badly in a challenge. While they’re there, they miss out on any strategising happening in their absence, but they also gain an advantage - like a reward or a clue for a hidden immunity idol. “The Island of Secrets has added a huge twist to the game. You think you have everything figured out, and then someone gets sent to the island and everything changes,” says Executive Producer Handrie Basson.

Three tribes instead of two

For the first time in Survivor South Africa, the 21 castaways were separated into three tribes instead of the usual two. Three tribes of seven players meant three original alliances that could run the course of the 39-day game and had a huge impact on votes.

Contestants with credentials

There were big personalities, muscular bodies and impressive titles in this season’s pool of castaways. Look out for an Olympic athlete, Mrs Cape Town 2018, a Harley-riding single mum, a former Miss Namibia and a joint-smoking hedonist from Somerset West!

Check out the Official M-Net Survivor South Africa page for the latest interviews from the Island of Secrets

Watch the finale of Survivor SA: Island of Secrets on Thursdays on M-Net (101) at 19:00
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