Genre: Reality TV
Format Owner: Castaway
Survivor South Africa is based on the hugely successful American series of the same name. This grueling series documents a group of average South Africans who are abandoned in the middle of some of the most treacherous places on earth, with little or no supplies provided to them. They have to build their own shelters, catch their own food, compete against each other on a daily basis, and create strategic relationships with one another under these harsh circumstances.
Survivor South Africa's fifth season rewrites international Survivor history, two sporting legends have been tasked to lead the tribes that will face hunger pains, the elements of nature, nasty creepy crawlies, and the game's trademark plotting and scheming – all in the quest to become the next Ultimate Survivor. Soccer superstar Mark Fish, and ex-Springbok rugby captain, Corne Krige are the chosen tribe leaders for Season 5 of Survivor South Africa: Champions. The series is hosted by Nico Panagio. Survivor South Africa Champions is a third party Castaway format.