Afrikaans series to stream on Showmax
Get the most up-to-date dose of drama from your favourite local series on Showmax.
Love Afrikaans series? Don’t miss the fantastic selection of kykNET, Via and other Afrikaans series available to binge-watch.
Here’s a selection of some of our favourites, from intriguing investigations on Die Byl to all the drama on Getroud Met Rugby, we have a huge variety of proudly South African series for local television fans.
For a full list of Afrikaans series and movies, browse the catalogue.
Crime & legal dramas
The final season of the legal drama has landed on Showmax, and Seasons 1-2 are also available to binge-watch on Showmax.
Brilliant detective Piet van der Bijl and his team are back for another nail-biting season of solving murder cases. But this season, the investigators become the targets.
In a disastrous attempt to forget about his divorce, Bertie opens a cocktail bar. His place quickly becomes the hangout for friends, family and strangers. Watch new episodes 24 hours after they debut on kykNET.
Set in Paarl in the Western Cape, this drama centres on the Malan family, headed by Brenda and Derik. Their firstborn, Frik, returns from England with his wife and kids after eight years to take over the family business.
Brumilda van Rensburg and Annelisa Weiland share the screen for the first time ever in this new Afrikaans sitcom. The show is set in George and features an odd mix of characters working at a general dealer.
The Afrikaans internet sensation Jonathan from Radio Raps gives his unvarnished opinions on South Africa, parenting, food and more.
We’re back in Mpumalanga in the latest season of the hit Afrikaans mockumentary series about a bunch of misfits working at a failing hotel. Ferdie has given up his political career and is thinking of retiring, but he can’t afford it. Find the answer to the question on everyone’s lips when it comes to Thomas and Jony – will they? Won’t they? All previous seasons are also on Showmax to bring you up to speed.
Secrets are unveiled, family members are at odds, mistakes are made and tensions run high this season of the hugely popular soap. Watch all the episodes so far on Showmax, plus new episodes express from kykNET.
A South African soap opera set in and around a fictional private hospital in Pretoria. The storyline follows the trials, trauma and tribulations of the staff and patients.
The popular series-turned-soapie is back for more battles on and off the rugby field. From new babies to new books, everyone is trying to win and some will pay any price to make that happen… Showmax has all the back episodes, plus the latest.
This drama-filled telenovela centres on the turbulent lives of the students, parents and teachers at the fictional Arendsvlei High School in the Cape Flats. Watch all of Season 1 and episodes of Season 2 as they land.
Koos Kombuis narrates this love story that spans years and universes. In one, Sean and Mica are very different matrics, looking at the stars. In the other universe, they’re lonely adults, looking for love. Watch new episodes 24 hours after they debut on kykNET.
In this coming of age story, three best friends face the end of their student years. As they contemplate the future, they must figure out who they are, what they stand for and where they want life to take them.
Reality & Actuality
Revisit some of this iconic magazine’s biggest stories. We meet the personalities, journalists and experts behind the story, and get the scoop on what really happened. Watch S1-5 now, and new episodes of S6 express from kykNET from 26 October.
In this reality series, South African medium Gerald Burger helps people with their problems, both spiritual and supernatural. Watch all of Season One, and new episodes of Season 2 as they land on kykNET.
Find out the secrets that models and celebrities use with the help of Hannon Bothma, stylist to the stars. Watch as he helps his guests transform from fair to fabulous!
Our favourite pastime is now a social experiment. Three couples who are strangers braai together and a whole lot happens around the fire.
Existing friendships and family ties are put to the ultimate test. Will the fires be put out forever? Will sparks fly? Watch what happens around the fire – and we’re not just talking about the food! Watch all ten seasons now, and new episodes at the same time as kykNET from 17 October.
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