THE Love Island villa is almost as iconic as the show itself.
For the new winter version the series moved to Cape Town with a HUGE new compound.
Where is the Love Island villa in Cape Town?
Unlike previous seasons, the exact location of the villa is being kept a secret due to security fears.
As Cape Town’s murder rate has soared by 30 percent in the last six years, where the show is being filmed is not being revealed to the public.
A show insider told theStar: “Producers arent taking any chances. Its been arranged for armed guards to patrol the compound throughout the series. They will have them surrounding the area so there is no chance of any breaches.”
An ITV spokesperson also told The Sun Online: “The safety and security of our Islanders and crew are of the utmost importance.”
Can I stay at the Love Island villa in South Africa?
As we don’t know where it is, we can’t give you that answer right now.
However, you CAN stay at the one in Spanish, used for the summer version of the show.
The villa is located on the Balearic Island of Majorca, in Sant Lloren des Cardassar on the East of the Island.
It costs around 3000 for a week’s stay.
The luxury villaboasts a super-sized hot tub, infinity pool, outdoor kitchen and terrace.
How big is the Love Island 2020 villa?
Islanders can certainly run riot as their new villa playground is spread out over a whopping 14,500 sq ft.
Set across two floors, there are huge open-plan spaces linking the four bedrooms and five bathrooms in the main property.
To the side of the house lies a separate area perfect for hosting villa parties.
It includes a huge pool with loads of sunbeds, outdoor sofas and a cooking area.
Why is Love Island being filmed in South Africa?
As the show is launching a winter version of the show, it would be far too cold for our Islanders to wander around in skimpy bikinis and swimming trunks, so producers have decided to use a different location to the usual Majorca villa.
Cape Town will have an average heat of between 28 to 30 degrees which means those sexy singletons can bask in the sunshine while pursuing their villa crush.
The mid-year series will return to Europe for a summer of love closer to home in May/June 2020.