Bouwer Bosch Dishes On The Qualities He’s Looking For In His #TIOT9 Teammate

Auditions for the upcoming season of Tropika Island Of Treasure are in full swing and to give you an idea if Bouwer Bosch is your perfect #TIOT9 teammate, we’ve asked him for some advice on what exactly he is looking for in a partner.

After competing in the Maldives last season, this season, contestants will be jetting off to the Caribbean island of Curaçao and, for the first time ever, auditions are being held entirely online – making it easier for anyone around the country to enter the popular reality show and compete for their share of fame and fortune.

Bouwer says that he is looking for someone he can have fun with during the challenges on the island while also being able to clinch wins. “It’s not all about winning the whole time,” Bouwer says. “But, when your attitude is right, the rest will fall into place. I want to enjoy myself on the island with someone who also has the gift of endurance as well as mental strength. I need someone on my team who won’t buckle under pressure – because if you’ve seen Tropika Island Of Treasure before, there’s going to be a whole lot of pressure during challenges!”


People across South Africa 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. Following this, they need to record a short video (not longer than one minute) showing the #TIOT9 team what they’ve got and describing how they will out smoooth their competitors on Tropika Island of Treasure Curaçao. Submission of audition videos can be done in one of three ways:

1. On Tropika’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), tagging the brand and including the #TIOT9 hashtag.
2. Via
3. Via the #TIOT9 audition Whatsapp number: 063 921 8395.
4. Full entry details and Ts and Cs can be found on Tropika’s website.

From all auditions submitted, only six contestants will be chosen to compete on #TIOT9 and will join host, Katlego Maboe, and celebrities Simphiwe Ngema, Kay Sibiya, Nadia Japhta, Siphesihle Vazi, Ntando Duma and Bouwer Bosch on the island. Celebs and contestants will be flying in style to Curaçao with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, ensuring the start of their adventure is nothing but smoooth.