Meet the 16 singles who will go on The Longest Date

Cape Town - Exploding onto SABC 3 screens from Monday, 11 February at 19:30 on SABC3, is the new reality dating show The Longest Date.

The original format was created for SABC 3 by Samantha and Graeme Moon.

Hosted by Christopher Jafta - 16 ordinary, single South Africans on an epic journey to face their fears in gruelling challenges and ultimately to find love and claim the grand prize of R100 000.

The singles are then matched into couples and the eight new couples then embark on a journey to experience the most extreme adventures Mpumalanga has to offer, all the while trying to make a love match.

Meet the 16 singles here:


Age: 28

Occupation: Comedian/Content Producer

Currently resides in: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Tell us a bit about yourself

I'm a 28-year-old male who's been single for the past year or so? I am not the easiest person to get along with, which I blame entirely on being Pisces. Despite my career choice, I am quite the introvert. I don't look for attention or willingly seek to meet new people. I spend a lot of time with family and I love finding new "good food" spots across the country. I'm a sucker for good energy and spending time outdoors. 

Nathanael - The Longest Date.


Age: 28

Occupation: Actress

Currently resides in: Pretoria, Gauteng

Tell us a bit about yourself

I have been single for quite some time, looking for that someone that will enjoy life and all its adventures with me. I love being active, the outdoors and animals. I live for new experiences, whether it is a new restaurant or bungee jumping. #yolo.

Charlotte - The Longest Date.


Age: 25

Occupation: Student

Currently Resides in: Tembisa, Gauteng

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am outgoing; I love extreme sports and trying out new things.  I love music and I’m a singer. Sometimes I’m moody but laughing most of the time. I love meeting new people and having crazy fun, most weird things.

Lunga - The Longest Date.


Age: 31

Occupation: Crew Ship Supervisor

Currently resides in: Mthatha, Eastern Cape

Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a young lady who is passionate about her life and career. I absolutely love adventure and my job allows me the opportunity to experience this in different parts of the world. As much as I’m grateful for the small things in life, I haven't been the luckiest when it came to love. I came to a point of thinking L.O.V.E never existed or it’s for certain individuals which my name was never put on the list from the beginning of the universe. I am hoping The Longest date might change my perspective on this.

Soso - The Longest Date.


Age: 32

Occupation: Stuntwoman

Currently Resides in: Bloubergstrand, Western Cape

Tell us a bit about yourself

Corporate slave turned Stunt Performer. After my divorce in 2013 I decided to give up my job in Advertising and follow my dream of being a Stunt Performer. Along the way, fitness and healthy living became my life and I am constantly training, setting goals and learning new ways in which to push my body - from Crossfit to Yoga. Surfing to Mixed Martial Arts - I'm always trying new things and being amazed at what the body can actually achieve. I love helping people of all ages and walks of life reach their full potential and follow what makes them happy, smashing goals along the way of cause. My life revolves around 2 mottos; ‘Anything is Possible’ and ‘Dreams become Reality’. Winner of Ms Figure and runner up in Miss Bikini at Fitness America 2017 in Las Vegas, I want people to realise that it's never too late to make a change and there's no such thing as a dream too big. If you can dream it, you can achieve it!

Lana - The Longest Date.


Age: 29

Occupation: Construction

Currently residing in: Cape Town, Western Cape

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am fun, adventurous, and a thrill seeker. My weekends are spent climbing the Cape's Mountains, chasing wind for kite surfing, surfing waves and spending time with friends or the occasional visit to a tattoo parlor.

Sage - The Longest Date.



Occupation: Paralegal 

Currently resides in: Cape Town, Western Cape  

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am very loyal and in return expect the same. My family is very important to me, especially my mom and grandmother who raised me. I am the person who always arrives and can be counted on. I am willing to try new things even though the thought of it may scare me e.g. The Longest Date! I’m a very down to earth person, who appreciates the little things in life.

Shalance - The Longest Date.


Age: 29

Occupation: Military Practitioner (Soldier)

Currently resides in: Pretoria, Gauteng

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am a goal driven adventurous bundle of joy who lives life like tomorrow is never guaranteed. I strive to be the best I can possibly be in all aspects of my life. My hobbies are reading, eating, modeling and cooking. I play netball, table tennis, tennis and do martial arts. I enjoy traveling and getting the exposure of different cultures in and around the world and work gave me the opportunity to travel abroad and within the borders of SA. I wish to be a contestant to find a date and pursue a possible relationship on and after the show.

Tamryn - The Longest Date.


Age: 28

Occupation: Fitness instructor

Currently resides in: Boksburg, Gauteng

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am down to earth and have a great sense of humour who loves seeing the most amazing places hence why I’m an extremist too. I enjoy doing things that are not so ordinary and I want to have fun at the same time. I’m tall, dark and good looking.

Lindelani - The Longest Date.


Age: 31

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Currently resides in: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a true hustler - involved in running an events business, production agency, car agency and car wash among others. I love sport cars, swimming and traveling (anything adventurous I’m in). God fearing - I play hard and pray harder. I have tattoos, a Jesus cross on my arm. I’m a very social person - love interacting with people (I crack jokes here and there) I have one kid, a 6-year-old boy.

Senzo - The Longest Date.


Age: 26

Occupation: Radio Host

Currently resides in: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Tell us a bit about yourself

In a few words I am a skilled, forward thinking and vibrant young woman who is a bundle of creativity in media practices. I do a few things you could call a job: radio presenter, newsreader, content producer, musician, voice-over artist, events promoter and coordinator. I feel my hospitable interpersonal skills have allowed me to balance my abilities in the media world through my passion for the craft. Self-driven and hardworking character traits were molded into me at a very young age as I was brought up as an only child by my mother in a small village, called Dikebu situated in the North West.

Onalenna - The Longest Date.


Age: 32

Occupation: HomeBaker/Aeronautical engineer

Currently resides in: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am 32 years old, with a degree in aeronautical engineering and Masters in industrial engineering, but quit my job to pursue a career in confectionery. I am shy at first but once you get to know me I can be quite a talker. I love being more adventurous and trying new things.

Joedy - The Longest Date.


Age: 28

Occupation: Engineer/ Startup Entrepreneur

Currently resides in: Sea Point, Cape Town

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am a young, fun, loud and extremely outgoing individual. I am proud to say I have four degree's (two masters). I am well-travelled; I have had the opportunity to visit incredible places all around the world. My love and passion for travel, adventure and partying has taken me to places like Tromso in Norway to see the northern lights, Pamplona where I ran with the bulls (craziest thing I’ve done), and of course the crazy music festivals like Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, Ibiza and the list goes on, where I have met incredible people along the way (Spanish girls for the win!). I am the "single" guy in my group of friends, known as the guy often with a new girl. I quite enjoy Cape Town because it is where a lot of the models live, so it’s a win win kind of situation.

Michael - The Longest Date.


Age: 35

Occupation: Lifestyle Blogger & Vlogger

Currently resides in: Umhlanga, KZN

Tell us a bit about yourself

Where does one even begin to start? I am such a fun loving outgoing guy. A real peoples person and generally get along with everyone I come in contact with. Being a white gay male might not have been easy but I have learnt to love myself and just be me. I am totally an adrenaline junkie but sometimes the excitement gets so much it feels like I black out lol. As a lifestyle blogger & vlogger in Durban I have learnt to be the best that I can. I absolutely love interacting with people and family always comes first. I have been single for such a long time I don't even know what it is like to date anymore. So I am 100% up for this challenge.

Ruan - The Longest Date.


Age: 27

Occupation: Martial Artist

Currently resides in: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am fun, relaxed and extreme sports enthusiast. I enjoy hanging out with friends having drinks and relaxing in front of a braai, or simply training for my mixed martial arts amateur fights. I love the outdoor and anything that will keep me outside the house that is proactive. I am currently studying part-time towards my pilot license and online IT course. I am working on achieving one of my mid goals of starting my own tutoring and Events Company, and as soon as I can secure enough funding, I will officially be considered an entrepreneur.

Daniel - The Longest Date.


Age: 27

Occupation: Lecturer

Currently resides in: East London, Eastern Cape

Tell us a bit about yourself

I'm a fun active person who loves to be out in nature. I'm also obsessed with activities that challenge my physical and mental limitations. Most importantly love life.

Sive - The Longest Date.

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(Photos supplied: SABC3)