South Africa might be in the middle of winter, but one thing that’s sure to turn up the heat is the announcement that Tropika Island of Treasure will officially be back for a 9th season! 

#TIOT9 will see six celebrities and six consumer contestants competing for their share of smoooth fame and fortune and a shared R1 million Rand in the island paradise of Curaçao.

Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island, feels like a little piece of Europe on the edge of the Caribbean with glorious hidden beaches, amazing onshore snorkeling and diving, and a wild undeveloped windward coast. A picture-perfect place to serve as the backdrop for a smoooth 9thseason of the hit show. 

In addition to revealing the island for this season, Tropika has also just announced that auditions for #TIOT9 will take place entirely *online – a first in the history of the show, providing an opportunity for more people across South Africa to enter and stand a chance to win a spot on the island.

Anyone who is familiar with the show will know that a big part of what makes it as entertaining as it is, are the celebrities. In #TIOT9, viewers can expect to see the following familiar faces:

Simphiwe Ngema

Simphiwe Ngema is a South African TV presenter and actress best known for her role as Thuli on the hit soapie ‘Muvangho’. The 29-year-old star was born in Klipspruit, Soweto where her passion for the entertainment industry was ignited. The star has recently explored her passion for music and released her debut single ‘Thola Khona’ under the name Quing Simz. Simphiwe is excited to be part of the new season of Tropika Island of Treasure and looks forward to taking her fans on a smoooth adventure to the island of Curaçao.




Kay Sibiya

Nadia Japhta

Siphesihle Vazi

Ntando Duma

Bouwer Bosch 

Barbara George, Brand Manager for Tropika, is looking forward to seeing #TIOT9 play out on an entirely new island with an exciting new group of celebs. “Each season of Tropika Island of Treasure is even smooother and more exciting than the last, and #TIOT9 will be no different!  We’ve got an amazing group of celebrities who’ll join us for the ride on an entirely new Caribbean island, with a whole new set of challenges and fun. One of the most exciting changes we’ve made to this season is that auditions will be taking place online. This means that even more consumers across the country will have an opportunity to audition and stand a chance to win a spot to join us on the island, competing for their share of fame and fortune with #TIOT9,” says George.

South Africans dreaming of joining their favourite celebs in the tropical island paradise of Curaçao need to buy a promotional pack of Tropika and follow the instructions on pack. 

*Online auditions for #TIOT9 are as follows:

1.       Once you’ve purchased a promotional pack of Tropika and followed the instructions on pack, take a video of yourself describing how you will out smoooth your competitors on Tropika Island of Treasure Curaçao

2.       Upload the video to social media or Whatsapp ensuring you tag Tropika on the relevant channels and include the #TIOT9 hashtag

In addition to entering for your chance to win a spot on the island with your favourite celebs, there are over 100 000 awesome **prizes valued at over R1 million up for grabs, including:

·         Airtime

·         Cash 

·         LG Q60 Mobile Phones

·         LG Dishwashers

·         LG 55” Televisions

·         Watches

·         Caribbean Tan products                                                                   

The more Tropika bought, the more chances to win. 

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