During her reward with the captains, she was convinced that Sivu was the biggest threat to her game. Solly and his allies agreed to target Shane next, no matter what, and to not scramble at the last minute. After Altaaf walked away, Graham told Zavion he wanted to blindside Buhle or Moyra, planning on bringing in David, Shane, and Sivu. 7. Shane continued his bluff that neither he nor Marian had an idol. With Gena Alkana, Vel Bodiba, Ashleigh Bryant, Marian De Vos. Shona suggested that they blindside David, with the motive that she would then be the only person in Selatan who would know where the Idol was hidden on the Island. A conversation with Marian reduced Stephen’s trust in her. This indeed created the two swapped tribes. Shannon Gaitz then took over coverage starting in 2019. Shane eventually decided to just tell Sonette that she was to be voted out next, which she understood. After the castaways left the challenge site, Nico and the captains discussed the game’s upcoming conclusion and the remaining players. Marian instructed David to act like he was to be voted off, so that they could unanimously blindside Stephen. At Selatan, Corné struggled against a Rugrats alliance (led by Graham, Altaaf, Gena, and Moyra) who voted against his suggestions, while Mark sat back and let Utara play their strategic game without his interference. Sonette and Buhle started looking for as well, but they came to the conclusion that someone else might have found it. 3:20. Buhle became the runner-up with her captain's vote as the deciding vote between herself and Sivu's two votes. Graham decided he would stand a better chance against David in the finals than he would against Sivu or Altaaf. Corné used the Salvation Cup for Sivu, and Altaaf's vote against him was negated. Over at Selatan, Corné expressed disappointment in Moyra for taking part in Philip’s withholding food from the rest of the tribe, as did Graham, who considered working with Altaaf over her. However, Shane, Stephen and Marian saw the danger that Killarney was becoming to their alliance; they told Killarney that they were with her on voting Zan, but secretly planned her downfall instead of voting off the weakest member, Vel. They would attend Tribal Council as part of the Jury throughout the merge. Stephen told Marian and Shane he thought Sonette had an idol. David, Graham, and Zavion considered the possibility that Sivu or Buhle had an idol, but they agreed to stick with their plan. Corné decided to use Salvation on Solly, considering he could be blindsided as opposed to knowing he would get voted out. Zavion decided to straight-up tell Sivu that he was the target, out of the respect he had for Sivu and his game, but this only confirmed to Sivu that he would need to play his idol. Shane and Marian kept a strong hold on the new Utara tribe, voting out two of their own allies and stealing an idol in the process. Sonette said she held the idol in her possession because she felt certain she was the next to go. Seeing that everyone else was still upset with him for eating more rice, Altaaf intentionally spilled a bunch of the tribe's rice all over camp, saying if he were to be voted out, the rice would be gone as well. Selatan won their third straight immunity challenge. The twenty civilian castaways were marooned on a raft off an island in the South China Sea. Shane then pulled out his “second” idol to give to Marian, who claimed she didn’t know Shane had it. Solly advocated for Shane to go with Mark, as he felt that Shane was a physical threat and “all talk”. Mark used the Salvation Cup on Zavion, nullifying one of the two votes against him. Zavion disclosed to Shane that Vel and Buhle would likely be the next targets by the majority; Graham aligned with Zavion and Shane, planning to bring in Sivu and David. They were pulled onto a boat with supplies, where Nico instructed them to take the supplies onto their raft and reach the shore. Survivor South Africa: Champions | Episodes 1 and 2 RHAPup from Reality TV RHAP-ups: Reality TV Podcasts on Podchaser, aired Monday, 18th January 2021. Sonette felt paranoid that she would be targeted for elimination before David due to her perceived weakness in challenges. The castaways convened at a table that had a red flag with the word “Juara” on it, signaling the new merged tribe. Team captains Corné Krige and Mark Fish were awaiting the castaways' arrival. A community for Survivor superfans to discuss the world's greatest game: Survivor South Africa which returns in June 2021 for Season 8! Marian selfishly claimed sole possession of the idol she and Shane stole from Gena. Amongst the scrambling, Philip managed to find sugar cane on the Selatan beach, and stored it away from the rest of the camp. Australian Survivor: Champions vs. 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 tribe names were Nguni and Khoikhoi, which are names of African tribes. Selatan edged out Utara for immunity, and they celebrated another win at their camp. He privately considered turning against Altaaf before Shane. Zavion told him to calm down, while Vel wanted to build a smaller core alliance within the majority. ... Australian Survivor, Champions vs Contenders II: Episode 21 & 22 Recap. When the Captains had their say from the Jury, Mark stepped up for Buhle as a choice over Sivu, sighting his immaturity in the game and at camp was not indicative of the season's theme of Champions, whereas Buhle had to fight from the beginning as Utara's designated weakest player to become an underdog while the power players were taken out one by one. Marian felt threatened by Stephen’s potential at the merge and discussed blindsiding him with Shane. Corné was left stunned at what happened, and expressed that he had much to learn about the social game of Survivor and how to balance that with trying to get Selatan to the end. Survivor South Africa: Champions is the fifth season of the South African reality competition show Survivor South Africa. Graham started approaching the rest of Selatan to form a counter alliance with Altaaf, Gena, David, Shona and Moyra. Though David was still a common target, Graham pitched to David and Moyra that they vote out Philip. Philip was elated about Shona's blunder as it gave him a few more days on the island. Sonette expressed frustration at Mark and the rest of Utara for their first defeat, because she believed her strength in puzzles could have won the tribe the reward challenge. David adamantly insisted he was on board with the old Selatan members, but Graham was skeptical. After his closest ally was eliminated, Shane stated his embarrassment over playing with the tribemates he was playing with, calling them “children”. Selatan won immunity. This season featured 20 contestants being led by two of South Africa's sporting champions while competing for 27 days. 3:56. The conversation turned several tribe members against Shane and Marian, the latter of which hypocritically ranted about someone else having an idol and messing her game up. Shane came to the conclusion that he would need to play an idol on himself. 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