After surviving 39 harsh and hungry days – and the ruthless scrutiny of the fierce jury members on M-Net’s "Survivor SA: Island of Secrets" – Rob Bentele (28) from Richard’s Bay, nabbed the title of Sole Survivor at the live finale in Cape Town.
Not only did Rob win the R1 million prize money and the prestigious title, season seven’s beloved kingpin also received the most votes in the Mahindra Fan Favourite competition, making him the new owner of a sporty Mahindra KUV100 NXT K8 petrol model to the value of R205 000. Rob also walks away with a voucher to the value of R10 000 from Cape Union Mart.
The robust and strategic "Survivor" player, attributes his win to his ability to control the game, by using the power of information and the Island of Secrets to his advantage.
He trusted the right people within the game and stayed true to his alliance which enabled him to predict every vote and control it with precision.
Rob played a powerful social game but also dominated the challenges, having nabbed multiple Individual Immunity wins, wearing the necklace at five Tribal Councils, protecting him from a vote.