Is Disney+ available in South Africa?

18 May 2022

Is Disney+ available in South Africa?

Disney+ landed in South Africa on 18 May 2022, and offers all the Star Wars, Disney, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic and Star content that we’ve come to know and love from the brand.

If you’re looking for more superhero content, shows like Star Wars, animated movies for the whole family, kids’ series, fascinating documentaries, boxsets of fan-favourite series and brand-new shows for adults only, Showmax has plenty to keep you entertained.

Take a look at our top picks!

Fantastic animations for younger kids


Inspired by the beloved DreamWorks Animation films, TrollsTopia is the next chapter in the hair-raising adventures of the trolls.

Madagascar A Little Wild

Wrapped up in the endearing humor and physical comedy of the Madagascar movies, this musical comedy series features Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman as young residents of a rescue habitat in the Central Park Zoo.

Looney Tunes Cartoons

A compilation of the misadventures of the various classic Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and more. Created by Boomerang.

Go Away, Unicorn!

Go Away Unicorn! on Showmax

Go Away, Unicorn! follows the adventures of Alice and her exuberant unicorn as they learn to embrace their differences and realize friendships are often found in the unlikeliest of places.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Only the Avatar was the master of all four elements. Only he could stop the ruthless Fire Nation from conquering the world.

Find Me in Paris S1-3

A young ballet dancer from 1905 is transported into the 21st century with the power of a magical necklace. While her boyfriend looks for a way to bring her back, she must find a way to fit in and dodge the sinister time agents.


Victorious on Showmax
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Tori Vega’s thrown into the spotlight at a musical showcase and lands a spot at a prestigious arts high school in the country. To fit in, she must stand out!

Shows and movies for Star Wars fans


Based on the iconic, multi-billion-dollar video game franchise. In the 26th Century, humanity bands together and risks everything to protect humankind from the universal threat: an alien race known as the Covenant.

Chaos Walking

Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley drive this survival sci-fi. Todd discovers Viola, who crash lands on his planet, where all women are dead, and the men are afflicted by “the Noise”.

Raised by Wolves

Two androids are tasked with raising human children on a mysterious planet when the Earth is destroyed in a great war. A new HBO sci-fi series from executive producer Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner).

Game of Thrones S1-8

One of the biggest shows in history concludes with six bumper episodes and an ending no one will see coming. In the eighth season of the epic award-winning fantasy series, desperate characters unite to fight a common enemy.

Superhero fans will love these


In this superhero series that takes us back into the DC Universe, patriotic assassin Peacemaker and his ragtag A.R.G.U.S black ops squad must eliminate parasitic creatures that threaten the future of humanity. Starring John Cena.


Joaquin Phoenix gives a brilliant performance, earning him an Oscar. Shunned by society, a socially inept clown finds solace in being Gotham City’s most wanted man.

Birds of Prey

After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.

Wonder Woman 1984

Gal Gadot and Chris Pine reprise their roles in this thrilling sequel in which Diana Prince battles two new villains 65 years after the events of the 2017 hit Wonder Woman.

Movies for the whole family

Roald Dahl’s The Witches

Anne Hathaway leads an amazing cast in this fun yet creepy movie based on Roald Dahl’s novel. A boy and his grandmother have a run-in with a coven of witches and their leader.


A visually appealing retelling of a classic children’s novel. A woodcarver’s puppet creation, Pinocchio, comes to life, but his curiosity lands him on a series of misadventures.

The House With A Clock In Its Walls

Master of horror, Eli Roth, directs Jack Black and Cate Blanchett in this spooky kids’ movie. An orphan helps his magical uncle locate a clock that has the power to end the world.


An emotional, fun adventure as Scooby and the gang face their greatest challenge yet. They race to stop this dogpocalypse as someone is trying to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus.

If you love documentaries, these will be perfect for you

The Alpinist

A mesmerising and inspiring documentary that follows a maverick, Marc-André Leclerc. Follow the free-spirited 23-year-old who makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history as he climbs alone, far from the limelight.

How To With John Wilson

An HBO comedy shot in a documentary style as you see New York through the lens of John Wilson as he travels through the iconic city.

The Shop

Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Drake, Jimmy Kimmel and Ice Cube are some of the big names who step into barber shops across America to chat to LeBron James and Maverick Carter about sports, pop culture, world events, business and more.

Put the kids to bed before watching these adults-only picks!

The Righteous Gemstones

Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Drake, Jimmy Kimmel and Ice Cube are some of the big names who step into barber shops across America to chat to LeBron James and Maverick Carter about sports, pop culture, world events, business and more.

Euphoria S1-2

Zendaya stars in a dynamic new HBO series that follows a group of high school students as they navigate a minefield of drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship in today’s increasingly unstable world.

Normal People

BBC limited series Normal People follows the forbidden relationship between Marianne and Connell, two young people with different backgrounds from the same small town in Ireland, as they weave in and out of each other’s romantic lives.


Cheaters kicks off with a cancelled flight, a chance meeting, and a night of drunken airport-hotel sex between two strangers who’d both prefer to forget it ever happened. Except, they – and their respective partners – are about to become neighbours.

Addictive reality shows to binge-watch

The Real Housewives of Lagos

Join six of the most influential women in Lagos, bonded by their love for luxury, as they conquer the city. Expect big personalities, drama, glamour and power moves in the heart of Africa’s most vibrant, colourful metropolis.

Living the Dream with Somizi Season 5

South African superstar Somizi Mhlongo has always lived out his dreams – but in the past year, they have come crashing down. In this season, Somizi sets out to address the relationships and cultural obligations he’s neglected.

Temptation Island South Africa

Couples at a crossroad in their relationship put it to the ultimate test – can they resist temptation and leave together at the end? Or will they leave alone – or with one of the tempting singles they’ve been living with?

What Disney+ offers are there for DStv subscribers?

  • If you’re a DStv Premium, Compact or Compact Plus subscriber, you can bundle your DStv subscription with your Disney+ subscription and save R49 per month on your DStv subscription.
  • If you’re a DStv subscriber, you qualify to become a DStv Rewards customer at no extra cost. DStv Rewards customers get three months of Disney+ on the house! Sign up for DStv Rewards here.
  • Get Disney+ on your Explora Ultra. Disney+ is the latest app to join Netflix and Amazon Prime Video on the DStv Explora Ultra for ease of use for DStv subscribers.

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