Survivor South Africa To Begin Filming Next Month

Could we see a new season soon?

Photo: M-Net

Following the recent news that Australian Survivor will be back in 2021, reports now suggest that Survivor South Africa will also be back on our screens next year, with filming set to begin next month.

Season 8 of Survivor South Africa was originally expected to air in August 2020, but production was pushed back following the coronavirus outbreak. “The eighth season of Survivor South Africa has been postponed indefinitely amid the latest global COVID-19 developments,” M-Net told JustNje back in April. “The safety of the crew, cast and suppliers was the key consideration throughout the detailed assessment and decision-making process.”

However, the popular reality show is now preparing to get back up and running. Inside Survivor has learned that the cast will travel to the location this weekend, where they will then be quarantined for 8-10 days before filming begins in early November. Many production crew members have apparently been on location for a while already preparing sets, challenges, etc.

Where is the season filming? While we don’t yet have 100% confirmation, it appears the show will be staying on home soil due to the COVID-19 restrictions affecting international travel. The frontrunner seems to be the Wild Coast—a section of the Eastern Cape coast, a province of South Africa. This would be the first season of Survivor South Africa to film domestically.

Barring any scheduling conflicts, we’re told that M-Net hopes to air the season in early 2021, around April-May. This would likely make Survivor South Africa the first English-speaking edition of the show to get back on the air during the COVID-era.

Stay tuned to Inside Survivor for more info over the coming months.


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Martin Holmes

Martin is a freelance writer from England. He’s represented by Berlin Associates for comedy writing and writes about TV and entertainment, currently for TV Insider and Vulture, previously Digital Spy, ET Canada, and Yahoo. A finalist for the Shortlist Sitcom Search in 2012 for “Siblings,” Martin received his BA in English with Creative Writing from The University of Hull.


6 responses to “Survivor South Africa To Begin Filming Next Month”

  1. For your information, the popular french version of “Survivor” (“Koh Lanta”) is currently filming a new season on French Polynesia Islands.

  2. I’m really hoping they film on home soil. The Survivor locations are always so wondrous looking and I’m sure the location they pick will be just as stunning.

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