From crime dramas to comedy to cooking shows, South Africa has some of the most authentic and entertaining television shows around.
Spring has officially sprung and while the good news of blooming flowers and warmer weather may put a smile on your face, the bad news is that the following series may just keep you away from beachtime and braais – they’re just that addictive.
But if you want to get the most out of the weather, go ahead and enjoy yourself, and catch up on your series when it suits you by watching every episode on Showmax.
Here are just a few of the SA series available on Showmax for your binge-watching pleasure.
Stream series daily on Showmax. Brand-new episodes of these series land on Showmax within minutes of the broadcast on DStv.
The Queen, S3 - new episodes every day
Having lived her whole life as a spoiled trophy wife, Harriet Khoza is faced with some tough decisions when a family tragedy strikes, forcing her to take over the family empire and bring unity to a divided home. Express from Mzansi Magic.
Created as a modern-day reimagining of the classic tale Little Red Riding Hood, Isithembiso follows the lives of two young people from rural KZN who travel to Johannesburg in search of fortune and familial ties. Express from Mzansi Magic.
The River - new episodes every day
Explore the lives of two families, the Dlaminis and the Mokoenas, as they are united and divided through the discovery of a diamond in Cullinan. Express from 1Magic.
Series to remember. Catch up on these stellar series from the very beginning on Showmax.
Follow the associates at law firm Van Wyk & Vennote as they tackle family dramas and legal issues in this brilliant kykNET series.
When Sanele gets accused of the murder of a stripper in his bachelor pad, Lindiwe makes great attempts to prove his innocence as more and more evidence mounts against him.
Ring of Lies
A bare-knuckle boxing champion leaves his home in rural Limpopo in a bid to achieve notoriety within eGoli’s boxing scene.
Sara se Geheim
The Cloete, Kiewiet and Vermeulen families are bound together by one person – Sara Abrahams. She carries a deep, dark secret along with the secrets of her children.
Follow the Bogatsus and the Mabasos as they navigate an ongoing feud fuelled by misunderstandings between the two families. When the patriarch of one of the families becomes a pimp, the fight gets even more personal.
Based on the award-winning film of the same name, and also starring S’dumo Mtshali and Presley Chweneyagae, this series co-produced by Mzansi Magic and Showmax deals with the gritty themes of street warfare, law and order and justice.
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