Survivor South Africa is a South African version of the global reality competition Survivor created by Charlie Parsons, in which contestants are isolated in the wilderness and compete for cash and other prizes.
The show, produced by Endemol South Africa, uses a system of progressive elimination, allowing the contestants to vote off other tribe members until one final contestant remains and wins the title of "Ultimate Survivor" (in most other countries the title is "Sole Survivor").
Survivor South Africa was announced by pay channel M-Net on Tuesday 11 April, 2006 and premiered on Sunday 3 September, 2006. It later aired on DStv's M-Net Series and M-Net HD channels.
This season we head to Santa Carolina, an island off the coast of Mozambique in East Africa that was also called Paradise Island, now a deserted paradise.
Following a terrible start in Survivor South Africa: Santa Carolina Episode 1, Chibudu is already two people down. First, Christina lasted one whole night before deciding it was too hard, so she made up a lame excuse and quit. Then, following his challenge injury, Garth was voted out because he was barely able to walk. To make matters worse, they seem to have their next in line already picked out, having decided their “leader” Craig is useless.
Not that anybody liked him before, but the talk of Craig being useless is resurfacing. In his effort to prove he’s useful, he breaks their hook while fishing.
Gys feels threatened by Hein, who then decides to go off on his own to catch them some fish. He manages to catch 5 fish for them for breakfast. All of a sudden, their treatment of him becomes much more warm.
Timbila finds it awkward to have gotten rid of someone else other than Darren. They all say they’re mad at him because of what he said at tribal council. As if they liked him before.
Each tribe must select an ambassador to capture an opposing tribemate, who will be part of their tribe from that point forward. That person will be granted immunity for the next tribal council. They will also be able to obtain an item of value from the other team.
Nico is passing out parchments. Everybody must rate everybody else on a scale of 1-10. Afterward, they will get on stumps based on how they are ranked.
There are still two tribes, and it does not seem as if Chibudu will be doing anything to change it. It’s rare we see any tribe get Pagonged, so there’s always a chance. But if they just roll over, they may as well just leave now.
Kaseran’s not too heart broken that Louw is gone. It allows him to step up. This doesn’t sit too well with ProVerb, who views his attitude as if he’s trying to take over.
The question becomes: if Gys does go home, what are they going to eat? In the meantime, Kaseran is catching crabs, while ProVerb will try his hand at fishing.