South African National Parks (SANParks) announced on Wednesday it will be launching a 13 week Reality Television Series on 7 October 2021 at 9.30pm on Mzansi Magic DSTV channel 161.
The series will be hosted by Rami Chuene and renowned life coach Romeo Mabasa and will be called Away for Repair. It will showcase the heartfelt stories of ordinary people taking much-needed time away to mend broken bonds.
SANParks Managing Executive: Tourism Development and Marketing, Hapiloe Sello, said, “Away for Repair, will treat viewers to an emotional roller-coaster as four teams of two undergo a relationship boot camp against the spectacular backdrops of seven of South Africa’s prime National Parks”.
The aim of the series is to showcase the diversity of South African parks, and the adventure available at these destinations. Nature and wellbeing go hand-in-hand which makes it a perfect union to – and to emphasise the value of spending time in nature on emotional wellbeing – how the National Parks are places to escape to reconnect and revitalise hence the relationship boot camp theme.
Viewers will follow the series from the mysteries of Southern Africa’s first ancient African Kingdom in the Mapungubwe National Park, to the rugged coastline and deep forested gorges of the Tsitsikamma National Park – through to the iconic Kruger National Park. Teams will compete in various adventures that will challenge them physically and mentally, all in a bid to repair their broken bonds.
The teams include a pair of varsity friends dealing with a deep betrayal, sisters yearning for acknowledgment of past hurts, a married couple that has lost their foundation of trust and a mother and daughter in deep need of unlearning their toxic behaviours.
The winning team will win an all-expense paid weekend stay at the Skukuza Safari Lodge situated in the iconic Kruger National Park. The runners-up will walk away with an all-expense paid weekend getaway to Golden Gate Highlands National Park.
Tune in to Mzansi Magic on DSTV channel 161 on 7 October 2021 at 9.30pm. Episodes will broadcast every Thursday, with repeats on Saturdays at 10:30. For more information on the Reality Series, visit www.sanparks.org/away-for-repair/