Well done to #TeamCoolRed!! In what has been one of the smoothest seasons of Tropika Island of Treasure to date, actress, musician and social media sensation Nadia Jaftha, and athlete and MC Trevor Lagerway, emerged victorious winning the shared R1 million grand prize.
The Final Challenge
In the final episode, the race to the finish heated up as both teams entered the last stage of the challenge. Thanks to the Tropika Long Life Charms they acquired during the season, #TeamCoolRed received a staggering one and a half minute head-start in the final challenge.
While #TeamMangoPeach continued to recover from the setbacks they encountered on the first leg of the challenge, Siphesihle Vazi and Darren Solomon proved that they deserved a place in the finale as they quickly recovered in the puzzle challenge – catching up to Nadia and Trevor. However, #TeamCoolRed reigned supreme as they managed to correctly guess the combination first, unlocking the chest and securing their win, bringing an end to this exciting season.
The finale saw this season’s contestants and celebrities getting together for a virtual reunion as they reminisced on their time in Curaçao and the adventure through the competition. Nadia and Trevor joined Katlego Maboe live in-studio as they opened up about their unstoppable partnership and their winning moment. Bouwer Bosch, Janeske Rademan, Simphiwe Ngema, Siya Mfenyana, Kay Sibiya, Caldine Wyngaard, Ntando Duma, Sethu Colo and Darren Solomon reminisced on their time on the series while congratulating Nadia and Trevor on their win.
“Congratulations to them!” Ntando Duma says. “Shout out to my friend Nadia and to Trevor as well. No team deserved this win more.”
Barbara George, Brand Manager for Tropika, is elated by the success of the 9th season of the hit show. “This season of Tropika Island of Treasure, we went bigger than ever before and every episode was a real treat to watch. We had an incredibly diverse group of celebrities and contestants who each brought something unique to this season, and the stunning island paradise of Curaçao provided the perfect backdrop. Nadia and Trevor were fierce competitors throughout the show and are very deserving of their win!” says George.
The finale episode also saw one lucky viewer win return flights to Amsterdam with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the airline of choice that the cast of Tropika Island of Treasure flew to reach Curaçao.