Where to watch The River and more dramas online

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Binge your heart out, or keep up to speed with your daily and weekly dramas, now streaming on Showmax and DStv Now.

Gone are the days when you had to rush home to make sure you didn’t miss a moment of your favourite show. Now, you can catch up at the click of a button, thanks to internet TV. Here are the top local drama series now available to stream.

The River

Everyone’s talking about The River, and you can’t afford to miss a thing. From Lindiwe’s evil antics to smart, tough Itu, The River is full of characters we love and love to hate. The River is set in Pretoria and follows the lives of the Dlaminis and the Mokoenas, two families from different backgrounds who are brought together and divided by the discovery of a diamond in Cullinan, just a stone’s throw away from Pretoria. Binge Season 1-2 of The River on Showmax, and get each episode at the same time it airs on DStv.

The Herd

The pursuit of wealth and power can lead a man to sacrifice his soul. The Mthethwa family is close-knit, but they’re threatened by secrets and supernatural forces in this compelling, creepy drama. In the second season, we’ve been horrified by the lengths people will go to to get what they want – even dabbling in witchcraft and considering sacrifice. You can watch the first episode of The Herd on YouTube, and then binge the rest on Showmax. New episodes come to Showmax and DStv Now weekly.

The Queen

This juicy show follows the lives of two families involved in the life of crime and luxury. The two family leaders, Harriet and Gracious, are always at loggerheads with the community, the police and each other. There are two full seasons to binge, plus all the latest episodes on Showmax. Stream the latest episodes on DStv Now, straight after they air.


In Thukela Valley, an old feud between two powerful families tears a loving couple apart. The bitter feud continues in the city of gold, where the Zungus seek to build their fortune. Can the couple’s love survive or will their families tear them apart? Winner of the 2018 SAFTA for the Best TV Soapie. Binge watch from the beginning on Showmax and catch the latest episodes on DStv Now.


Isithembiso is a youth drama that tells the story of two young people from rural SA trying to make it in the dazzling city of iGoli but all that glitters is not always gold. Bingewatch from the beginning on Showmax and catch the latest episodes on DStv Now.

How to get DStv Now and Showmax

DStv subscribers can sign up for DStv Now at no extra cost. Go to now.dstv.com to register and start streaming.

If you’re not a Showmax subscriber yet, you can sign up for a 14-day free trial. Thereafter, access to a tonne of local and international series, movies and documentaries costs just R99 per month.

If you’re a DStv Premium subscriber, Showmax is included in your subscription - just go to the website to sign up. DStv Compact and Compact Plus subscribers can add Showmax to their subscription for just R49pm.