Announcement Date: 20th April 2013
One love, one island, and only one winner.
Once again celebrities and everyday South Africans leapt at the chance of winning R1 million and getting their jive on with Tropika, on one of the most magical islands on earth – sunny Jamaica.
The seven savvy and ready-to-rock celebrities included hiphop artists AKA and Da L.E.S, urban pop artist Mario Ogle, actresses Jay Anstey, Pearl Thusi, Phuti Khomo and the late model Reeva Steenkamp.
They were joined by seven contestants from all corners of the country: electronic data interface developer Anver Klasse, aspiring actor Duan Wanty, client relationships manager Amy Arulappan, retail sales consultant and student Katleho Molai, merchandise manager for Khuli Chana Kefentse Moagi, executive secretary Mbali Ngaleka, and real estate and media studies graduate Sinethemba Buthelezi.
These 14 contestants lived it up on the beautiful, vibey island of Jamaica and were fortunate enough to live the dream while having a stab at the grand prize of R1 million.
The 14 energetic contestants battled it out each week in exciting and challenging games, with the losing contestant being eliminated and having to endure heavy-hearted goodbyes.
The finale was a nail-biting, exciting journey that saw our top four smoooth finalists going head-to-head in a series of challenges for the ultimate grand prize.
‘Fresher than fresh’ South African hiphop artist Da L.E.S won season 5 of the Tropika Island of Treasure reality TV show, leaving Jamaica a millionaire after 10 episodes. The memorable season 5 was hosted by DJ Fresh and Jamaican beauty queen Rosina Casserly.