RTL Germany Moves Its Hit TV Show ‘Dschungelcamp’ To South Africa

You’re most likely reading it here first…Season 15 of Germany’s hit reality show ‘Dschungelcamp’ or “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” kicked off this month, with the TV show having moved from Australia to South Africa.


  • The show is known as “Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus!“ or ‘Dschungelcamp’.
  • Roughly 4,5-Million German’s aged 14-59 years old watched the first episode of Season 15.
  • The show is hosted by moderator duo Sonja Zietlow and Daniel Hartwich.
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After the successful RTL format “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” was moved from Australia to the television studios in Cologne-Ossendorf last year due to the Corona pandemic, the 2022 season is back in the right place – not just the wild outback, but in South Africa, near the well-known Kruger National Park.


Since 2015, the Australian counterpart “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” has taken place in our very own backyard and since it’s not possible to go into the Australian jungle this year, RTL decided to use the Australians’ camp in South Africa, to offer German stars an African adventure they will never forget.



The Australian franchise is no longer filming in South Africa due to the pandemic, and have moved their production to Murwillumbah in the Australian state of New South Wales, the jungle camp in which the British and the German version of the internationally successful format were filmed until 2019.


ITV Studios and RTL are also sticking to the successful concept of the show in Mpumalanga, which sees twelve German stars and starlets experiencing the African bush for themselves, through a series of gruelling tests and challenges.


In addition to the challenges of the South African “jungle”, which is more of a mixture of bush savannah and tropical forest, the candidates will again have to submit to the judgment of the RTL viewers. By telephone voting, they decide who has to take part in the daily jungle test in the first week. Here the stars not only meet Dr. Bob, but also one or the other crawling bush dweller. From the second week onwards, the star with the fewest calls leaves the camp on a daily basis.


Then the prominent candidates decide among themselves which of them has to take the jungle exam and overcome their fears – because only if the exam is passed is there more to eat than just rice and beans.


Although South African audiences will most likely never get to see an episode of ‘Dschungelcamp‘, rest assured millions of international viewers are getting a taste of sunshine from Africa’s most southern tip.


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