Dante de Villiers - SurvivorSA: Island of Secrets, SurvivorSA: Return of the Outcasts

Seasons: 2 | Days played: 28+ | Wins: 0+ | Jury: 1+


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Danté de Villiers - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
SA7: Island of Secrets 2.81 6.90 0.41 1 7 6 0.15 0.42 - - - 0.55 3.23
SA9: Return of the Outcasts - - - - - - - - - - - NA NA
Career 2.81 6.90 0.41 1 7 6 0.15 0.42 - - - 0.55 3.23
Danté de Villiers - Challenge record

Ep11 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (8-for-15; 2 2nds):

  • [SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.1 RC - Raises the platform for supplies and advantages (not counted as a challenge).]
  • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.1 IC - Helps disassemble, carry, and re-assemble puzzle pieces, Ta'alo wins! (1st/3).
  • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.2 RC/IC - Helps lift the coconuts, and Ta'alo doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.2 IC "Water Slaughter" - Helps score two points, and Ta'alo wins, 3-1 (1st/2).
  • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.3 RC/IC "Mud Slide" - Loses both match-ups, including sudden death; Ta'alo loses (3rd/3).
  • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.4 RC/IC - Part of the Ta'alo plank train, and Ta'alo wins (1st/3).
  • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.5 RC "Concentration" - Not shown making a match, but Ta'alo wins (1st/3).
  • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.5 IC - Grabs a tile, moves it through the slide puzzle; Ta'alo wins (1st/3).
  • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.6 RC - Makes no catches, and Ta'alo loses.
  • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.6 IC - Helps place blocks, and Ta'alo doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.7 RC "Spoon Man" - Helps transfer the balls along, but Sa'ula loses.
  • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.7 IC "Hot Pursuit" - Lead runner for Sa'ula, tags Rocco, and Sa'ula wins.
  • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.8 RC "Kicking and Screaming" - Twice fails to drag Mike for a point; Sa'ula loses.
  • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.8 IC - Successfully carries a ball on a pole, but Sa'ula loses.
  • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.10 RC - Lands all the discs, passing Rob, and the purple team wins.
  • SA: Island of Secrets: Ep.11 RC/IC - With Jacques and Mike, part of the yellow winning team.

 

Ep12 RC

Individual challenge record (1-for-4): (Mean % finish: 58.0%)

  • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 9 IC: "When It Rains" - Second to drop out, fairly quickly (12th/13).
  • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 10 IC: "Last Gasp" - Lasts over 30 minutes; fifth to drop out (5th/12).
  • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 12 RC: (Cylinders) - Despite a sticky puzzle piece in final stage, Dante wins! (1st/10).
  • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 12 IC: "Flash Back" - Fifth person out, on second symbol in Round 2 (6th/10).

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • SA: Island of Secrets: None.

Bog Roll - Ep7/8 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-11):

  • SA: Return of the Outcasts, Ep. 1 RC: "Water Slaughter" - Scores a point; Masu wins.
  • SA: Return of the Outcasts, Ep. 2 IC: (Obstacles, ladders) - Crosses obstacles, but Masu loses.
  • SA: Return of the Outcasts, Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Hitching a Ride" - Retrieves a fish trap, lands one ball, but Masu loses.
  • SA: Return of the Outcasts, Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Nut Bucket" - Drops his net, but Masu wins.
  • SA: Return of the Outcasts, Ep. 5 RC/IC: (Gauntlet) - Scores vs. Felix; Masu wins, 5-0.
  • SA: Return of the Outcasts, Ep. 6 RC: (Cart ride, puzzle) - Pushes cart, but Masu loses.
  • SA: Return of the Outcasts, Ep. 6 IC: (Ropes, slide puzzle) - Pushes letters; Masu wins.
  • SA: Return of the Outcasts, Ep. 8 RC/IC: "Bog Roll" - In first-round draw; Yontau loses.
  • SA: Return of the Outcasts, Ep. 9 RC/IC: (Blindfolds, maze, word puzzle) - Gathers bags, yells over Thoriso; Yontau wins.
  • SA: Return of the Outcasts, Ep. 10 RC/IC: (Wrecking ball) - Helps guide ball; Yontau wins.
  • SA: Return of the Outcasts, Ep. 11 RC/IC: "Perch" plus - First Yontau to drop out, fairly quickly; Yontau loses.

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • SA: Return of the Outcasts: None yet.

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • SA: Return of the Outcasts: None yet.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 14
2nd place: 2
Played: 26
Win%: 0.58
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 1
Played: 4
Win%: 0.25
Mean% Finish: 58.0%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --

 

Danté de Villiers - Tribal Council record

Ep8 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 5: Helps Meryl, grabs the idol clue at the reward (Day 10).
  • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 5: Stands guard as Meryl gets the idol at the IC (Day 11).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/6):

 

VAP - Votes against (7):

  • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 10: Two votes, from Geoffrey and Mmaba.
  • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 12: Five votes, from Cobus, Jacques, Nicole, Rob, and Steffi (voted out, 5-3-1).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

  • SA: Island of Secrets, Ep. 18: Voted for Rob Bentele, who won (6-4-0).

Ep8 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (1/0) | Advantages held/played (0/0):

  • SA: Return of the Outcasts, Ep. 7: Receives clue at the Outpost, digs up the idol that night ... only to learn it can only be used by the other tribe (Day 12).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/4):

  • SA: Return of the Outcasts, Ep. 2: Chappies Chapman (voted out, 5-4-1).
  • SA: Return of the Outcasts, Ep. 3: PK Phetoe (voted out, 5-4).
  • SA: Return of the Outcasts, Ep. 12: Palesa Tau (voted out, 10-2).

 

VAP - Votes against (3):

  • SA: Return of the Outcasts, Ep. 2: One vote, from Shane.
  • SA: Return of the Outcasts, Ep. 8: Two votes, from Dino and Shona.

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • SA: Return of the Outcasts: None yet.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Idols/advantages
Idols found: 1
Idols played: 0
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 4
Tribals: 10
VAP: 10
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: --

 

Danté de Villiers - Pictures
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    Island of Secrets intro shot
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    Island of Secrets intro shot
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Greeting Nico
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    The original Ta'alo tribe
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    Starting line, Ep1 RC
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    Ta'alo tribe meet-and-greet
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    Talking about the new tribe
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Starting line
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    Ta'alo takes a lead
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    Everyone still working on the puzzle
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    Ta'alo wins! First place!
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    Fun times at soggy camp Ta'alo, Ep2
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Lifting coconuts
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    Watching the tribe enjoy the fish he caught
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    I am Aquaman
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    Pre-challenge lineup, second Ep2 IC
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    Waiting for medical to check on Nate
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    About to secure the winning point
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    Reading the Ep3 RC treemail
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    We're definitely winning this immunity!
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    Losing a point vs. Rob and Nate
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    Also losing the sudden death showdown vs. Rocco
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    Oh well, we'll just vote out Tania when she gets back
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    Well, so... Tania won't be here for Tribal
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Ta'alo, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Nico
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    Pre-swap lineup, Ep7
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    The new new Sa'ula tribe
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    Moving balls along, Ep7 RC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    About to catch Ta'alo
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    Sa'ula wins!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 RC
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    Trying to dislodge Mike
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    Not happy with *some* people's effort
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Watching the wheel maze
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    The losing Sa'ulas
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    Sa'ula, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Sighing at Mmaba and her social game
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    Not happy with how Tribal went, Ep9
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    Arguing with Nicole
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    Dropping buffs, ready to merge
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    Merge feasting
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    Talking to Jacques and Cobus about the Nate blindside
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
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    Starting line
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    Already done, second out
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    A little worried about how Tribal might go down
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    Manumalo, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Nico
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 RC
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    Purple team, starting line
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    Crossing obstacles
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    Flinging discs
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    Purple team wins!
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    Sending Jacques to IoS
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    Cheers!
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    Pitching a new alliance to Geoff and Mmaba
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
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    Starting line
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Manumalo, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Nico
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 RC/IC
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    Yellow team, starting line
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    Yellow team, leading
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    Yellow team wins!
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    Triple immunity!
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    Reward feasting
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    Talking about the reward
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    Cheers!
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    Talking to Durao
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    Trying to swing something with his "alliance"
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    Manumalo, Ep11 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Seipei
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    Not thrilled to be left out of the Seipei boot, Ep12
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    They're going to come for you guys next!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 RC
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    Starting line
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    Second stage
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    Leading, final stage
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    Almost there...
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    Dante wins!
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    Samoan village visit attendees picked
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    Reward feasting
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    I guess it was fine that I had to bring other people with me
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    Late-night reward strategizing
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    Listening to treemail
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 IC
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    D'oh!
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    Hoping the reward planning works
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    Manumalo, Ep12 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Rob
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    Twelfth person voted out, and fourth member of our jury...
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    Snuffed, Day 28 (Episode 12)
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    With the jury, Final Tribal Council
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    Asking his question
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    Waiting for the vote reveal
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    Full cast, reunion show
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    SA: Return of the Outcasts intro shot
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    SA: Return of the Outcasts intro shot
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Greeting Nico
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    Wrestling for a ring, Ep1 RC

 

Danté de Villiers - Interviews

Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Kyle Zeeman at Timeslive.co.za (8/5/19): "I knew I was an easy target: 'Aquaman' Dante gets booted off SurvivorSA"

Pre-game interviews

  • Shannon Guss & Mike Bloom at RHAP (7/1/22): "Survivor South Africa: Return of the Outcasts | Pre-Season Interviews, part 4: Masu (Post-Merge) Men"

 

Post-game interviews

  • None yet.

 

Danté de Villiers - Bios

Official M-Net Island of Secrets bio excerpts (May, 2019):

"With his long flowing hair, muscled body and love for the ocean, Danté is Survivor SA’s dreamy Aquaman! His passion for the outdoors has taken this soft-spoken athletic loner to many places across the world. After living in Thailand and spending the last seven years in the South of Israel next to the Red Sea, Danté has returned to South Africa to run a coffee shop – in a small coastal town of course! Danté certainly doesn’t conform to the norm. “I do my own thing, on my own terms,” he says of himself. “There are too many followers in this world.”  Case in point: Even though he sees himself as a “real surfer”, decent hygiene is very high on his priority list."

Official SurvivorSA: Return of the Outcasts M-Net bio (6/5/22):

"Although Danté de Villiers has travelled the world, he went back to his roots and settled in the peace and tranquility his native West Coast has to offer. Having been the physical player in Survivor SA season 7, he would need to break out from his introverted mould to not make the same mistakes in his previous season.

Describing himself as a listener rather then a talker, his background in having owned a coffee shop and the podcast he runs as a hobby might just give him the necessary social skills this time around to build solid relationship early on and perhaps, he could convince others that keeping him around might be the best for their game."