Looking in high spirits and relaxed, the former Glow Up presenter wore an oversized grey hoodie with matching tracksuit bottoms, fitted green crop top and black sunglasses.
Maya shared a selection of images taken during the overnight flight with her two million followers, alongside the caption: “overnight flight, ello South Africa”.
One image shows a picture of the beautiful sunshine backdrop of South Africa, while another image shows Maya watching her beloved West Ham football club playing against Brentwood.
Celebrity friends were quick to comment on the post which now has over 160,000 likes and over 500 comments.
Former Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison wrote: “ Cannot wait to watch you lass smash it x”
Glow Up judge and celebrity makeup artist Val Garland commented: “Good luck with your new show, you will smash it.”
This will be Maya’s debut presenting role for Love Island after taking over from Laura Whitmore, who quit the show after last year’s summer series.
According to the Daily Mail, the presenter recently revealed that she used to live on £1 chicken dinners in order to survive in the early days of her career.
Maya said: “I was broke, pretending I’d lost my Oyster card every day so I could get to work. Hustling my little way around London, having £1 chicken-shop meals every day.”
“But I was happy. I was working and I was living in London, I felt like I was getting somewhere. I’d just work as much as I could.”
Maya moved to London when she was 16 years old originally to pursue an acting career then turned to TV presenting. Her first presenting role was hosting the video music countdown for Jump TV.