28 March 2017

A feast for your eyes with new shows from VIA

Tired of watching the same old series over and over? Then it’s definitely time for a dose of fresh entertainment. Luckily, you can now catch complete seasons of 10 brand-new VIA series on Showmax, which will be available from 28 March. Sit back, put your feet up and enjoy hundreds of hours of travel, food, weddings, entertainment, hospitality and intriguing true stories.

Vrydag 4 uur

In Vrydag 4 uur ditzy couple Dirk and Alti take to the road for a weekend filled with fun and discovery. They road trip like pros, showing you exactly where to go, the best people to hang out with, and – perhaps most importantly – choosing the best local road trip tunes. Sit back for season 4 of their adventures.


Get the stories behind the scenes on these couples’ wedding days. Each couple has a wish list designed to transform their big day into a dream wedding. VIA’s cameras are there to catch all the drama – and to help ensure that all their wedding dreams come true. Binge the whole of seasons 2 and 3 now.

Op Pad met Dana

Beloved writer and journalist Dana Strydom takes to the road again in season 2 of Op Pad met Dana. This time his countrywide journey is to find the heart of rugby. He meets interesting characters and tells the stories of real people – the sort of person you don’t usually see in front of cameras, but who represent the heartbeat of the country.

Inspirasiekos met Sarie

If you love cooking, or if you’re just really into food, you’ll like Inspirasiekos met Sarie. Herman Lensing, chef and Sarie’s food editor, will show you how to create inspiring dishes while telling interesting food tales, and exploring the cuisine associated with different parts of the country. There are four complete seasons to catch up on – so you won’t be eating out again anytime soon!


Discover the stories behind the slow-cooked, comforting cuisine bubbling in farm kitchens all over the country. The presenter is the beloved Elma Postma, who follows her taste buds to find the most amazing flavours in genuine boere-food. She shares the hospitality and secrets of the farming community with viewers. Dig in to the complete first season.

Die Grootste Genoot

Rian van Heerden is the presenter of Die Grootste Genoot, a game show that pits Huisgenoot fanatics against one another, testing their general knowledge about the stories told in South Africa’s most iconic publication. The show looks back across 100 years of Huisgenoot stories, including all those that shocked, entertained and captivated readers over the years. Watch season one to find out how you compare to hardcore Huisgenoot fans.

Die Storie Agter die Huisgenoot-Storie

This documentary takes an in-depth look at South Africa’s most iconic magazine. It gives viewers a glimpse into the history of Huisgenoot and insights into the modern newsroom. Relive the stories that captivated a nation, and learn why people can’t get enough of the juicy stories in Huisgenoot.


If you remember Zavion Kotze from Survivor, you’ll enjoy seeing another side to this athlete and wedding planner on his reality show. The series looks at his busy life in the events industry, and traces his training as he chases his dreams of becoming an Olympic athlete. Is it possible to reach your goals when you’re this busy? You’ll have to watch seasons 1 and 2 to find out.

‘n Ster Vir My Bed

In ‘n Ster Vir My Bed the creative team behind Ideas magazine help guesthouse owners transform their spaces and earn more stars from the Tourism Grading Council. It takes clever plans and expert execution to earn an extra star, but these committed hospitality industry business owners show that it can be done. Ten episodes of DIY fun for everyone who loves a challenge.

Jou Storie met Nina

Nina Swart is an admired TV star and now presenter of Jou Storie met Nina, a talk show with a difference. She talks to ordinary people and celebrity guests about fascinating topics. Her charm and open-hearted approach really get people talking. Watch season 1 to see what people reveal.

If you want to watch these great series and a whole lot of other fabulous shows, subscribe to Showmax today. It’s an affordable and convenient way to watch your favourite programmes on any device, whenever and wherever you want.

If you’d like to try it first, to see if Showmax is for you, make use of the 14-day free trial. Get all the info on www.showmax.com.

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