Tuesday night saw SABC 3 hosting a private screening of the first episode of the ninth season of Tropika Island of Treasure, which JustNje attended, providing an opportunity to meet the contestants.
The season premiere of SABC 3’s Tropika Island of Treasure, which aired on Tuesday, 3 March 2020, saw the smooth fan contestants going up against the celebrities for the opportunity to choose their partners. After a gruelling obstacle course, the smooth fan contestants emerged triumphant, enabling them to be the first to choose their partners.
In order of selection, the pairing was as follows; Trevor Lagerwev and Nadia Jaftha, Caldine Wyngaard and Kay Sibiya, Siphsethu Colo and Ntando Duma, Darren Soloman and S’phesihle Vazi, Janeske Rademan and Bouwer Bosch, and Siyasanga Mfenyana and Simphiwe Ngema.
The screening, hosted at Nu Metro, Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg, saw the cast members in attendance and showing support for the highly anticipated series. In conversation with JustNje, Ntando Duma stated, “I feel really great about all the episodes. I had so much fun shooting them. Obviously it was a bit of a challenge doing all of the challenges. Personally speaking, having to do the water challenges was the hardest.”
The season premiere saw the show trending on Twitter, as fans across South Africa shared their rave reviews on social media. The upcoming season promises to showcase a range of drama-filled episodes, with the partners occasionally turning against each another, as well as their fellow contestants.
See the visuals from the private screening of Tropika Island of Treasure below.