Tropika Island of Treasure Returns for a Sun-Soaked Season 11 in Zanzibar!


Get ready for paradise packed with adventure! Tropika Island of Treasure, the SAFTA award winning competition reality show brought to you by Clover, is back for its highly anticipated 11th season, promising even bigger stakes, more exciting challenges, and a breath-taking new location – the magical island of Zanzibar!

Season 11 Is Coming

This season, seven brand new celebrity faces will embark on an unforgettable journey, facing a series of heart-pounding games and challenges designed to test their physical and mental strength, strategic thinking, and teamwork. Viewers can expect to see these stars pushed to their limits as they battle it out for the ultimate prize – a shared R1 million!

Join the conversation online and follow @Mytropika for exclusive updates, behind-the-scenes content, and a chance to win incredible prizes!


About Tropika Island of Treasure

Tropika Island of Treasure is a South African reality competition television series that first aired in 2008 features an equal number of South African celebrities and public contestants competing in a variety of challenges on a luxurious paradise-island location for a grand prize of a shared R1 million.

Meet The Host & Celebrity Contestants

Zanele Potelwa – Host

Zanele Potelwa is a radio and TV host whose passion for the entertainment industry has been proven since her internship at 5FM in 2016. Potelwa has been part of a variety of stations such as TuksFM and 94.7. She is best known for her inspiring and bubbly personality on 5FM Monday and 5FM Friday Lunch as well as her role as TV presenter for SABC 1: Selimathunzi. Potelwa’s talent and hard work is evident after winning the “Bright Stars Award” at the Liberty Radio Awards 2019 and her nomination at the 2023 Radio Awards. Potelwa continues to elevate in her career after being announced as the newest addition to the Expresso Morning Show hosting team and the new host for Tropika’s Island of Treasure 2024.  

Hungani Ndlovu

Hungani Ndlovu is a trained Actor, Dancer, and DJ. With a keen interest in dancing from a young age, Ndlovu spent three years in the USA studying dance and acting and working in Los Angeles and New York City. His first lead role was in ‘Memoir of an Honest Voice’, which was nominated for the Best Short Film at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2015. He is most known for his role as Romeo on Scandal! and most recently, Tbose on Skeem Saam as well as The Ndlovu’s Uncut- his YouTube channel alongside his lovely wife, Stephanie Ndlovu.

Karl Kugelmann

Karl Kugelmann is a social media influencer, music enthusiast and model. Kugelmann first entered the modelling world after high school, travelling to Hong Kong for a modelling trip and officially sparking both his career and his passion for travel. The 27-year-old rapidly rose to fame when he started making TikTok videos in 2019 in the hopes of building a following and gaining more modelling jobs.

Bobby Van Jaarsveld

Bobby Van Jaarsveld is a veritable titan within the South African music and entertainment industry. Van Jaarsveld started his professional singing career in high school and quickly gained popularity, winning the Best Newcomer award at the Huisgenoot Tempo Awards in 2006. Within 3 years, Van Jaarsveld had released 4 albums which reached gold and platinum status respectively with another 2 albums going double platinum. With a successful career in music,2024 marks 20 years in the industry since his first album. Van Jaarsveld has acted in two popular South African films Liefling – Die Movie and As Jy Sing, as well as working as a coach on The Voice South Africa. The singer has recently embarked on another acting adventure in his new role as Stefan Claasen in kykNET anthology series Spoorloos, continuing to expand on his talents.  

Chad Jones

Chad Jones is a social media influencer and self-taught dancer who, after quitting his job in software development, gained an impressive 3.9 million following on TikTok. After admitting that he initially didn’t know what TikTok was, Jones shot to fame with a video of himself and his parents dancing to an Amapiano song.  The dancer was featured on SABC1’s reality dance show Dance Yo Dumo as the dance master, preparing different dance groups to perform for the judges. He is now working with brands like Banter, SAB and Volkswagen and recently featured in an Afrikaans movie “Strooi” for KykNET which will be released later this year.  

Nqobile Khwezi

Nqobile Khwezi is an entrepreneur, brand strategist, social media influencer, TV personality and model. The Durban-born influencer has been modelling since the age of four and was crowned Miss Junior Shaka at 15 and Miss uShaka Marine World in 2016. Khwezi is consistently partnering with brands, both local and global, such as Dior, Cotton On and Foreo and has featured in the Youth X campaign by Nedbank, presented for DSTV’s Delicious festival and represented Brutal Fruit in their You Belong campaign. She has expanded her reach far beyond beauty and fashion, often presenting at sporting events such as the Netball World Cup or SuperPicks, Africa’s biggest soccer predictor game.

Ndavi Nokeri 

Ndavi Nokeri is a South African model and beauty pageant titleholder. The 25-year-old model holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Investment Management and worked at an asset management firm before joining the Miss South Africa pageant. She was first crowned Miss Jozi in 2019 whilst studying, alluding to her future success as Miss South Africa in 2022. Nokeri went on to represent South Africa at Miss Universe 2022, placing in the top 16. During her reign as Miss South Africa, Nokeri launched Ed-Unite, an advocacy campaign that aims to provide young people with the opportunity to improve their intelligence, talent and skills, no matter their background. Nokeri has not neglected her passion for investments; she continues to work in the angel investment industry, with the hopes of improving the start-up ecosystem in South Africa and Africa.

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