In one of the best episodes of the season so far, Dino Paulo was the seventh castaway voted off ‘Survivor South Africa: Immunity Island’. The elimination comes hot off the heels of last week’s double elimination which saw both Carla and Thorisa being voted off.
This week’s Reward Challenge promised tea, coffee, rusks and pastries for the winning tribe – an even more welcome reward with rain lashing the freezing Castaways as they prepared to dive into a turbulent river to retrieve puzzle pieces.
The rough weather and strong currents soon had Anela and then Santoni in serious trouble for Zamba, with Chappies diving into the water twice to help both of them across to the shore. He also proved his commitment to his tribe as he returned to the water three times to retrieve extra puzzle pieces. While his heroics had his tribemates in tears of gratitude, they weren’t enough to stop Vuna from sweeping to victory. An offer to share the reward with Zamba led to more tears at Vuna as the Castaways returned to their respective camps to shelter from the dire weather.
The Immunity Challenge kicked off with the three words from Nico that always throw the game into disarray: ‘drop your buffs’. Tyson, Kiran, Santoni, Wardah, Dino, Qiean and Anela all found green paint in their calabashes to form the new Zamba, while Renier, Amy, Marisha, Nicole, Shaun, Chappies and Anesu landed in orange Vuna. The shuffle reunited Renier, Amy, Marisha and Nicole from the original Zamba, while Tyson was grateful to retain alliance partner Kiran and Chappies was delighted to return ‘home’.
Zamba lost the immunity challenge sending them to tribal council which ultimately saw Dino voted off the island.
Catch Surivor South Africa: Immunity Island every Thursday at 19:30 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)