How to watch kykNET online

4 July 2017

How to watch kykNET online

Don’t you wish you could binge-watch the first seasons of your favourite kykNET series so that you’re up to date with the latest seasons on DStv? And for those who don’t have a DStv subscription, wouldn’t it be amazing to get every episode of the hottest, latest series on your screens express from the kykNET broadcast?

Well, Showmax makes your wishes come true, with loads of kykNET series available to stream from the very beginning plus the latest episodes of brand-new series that land shortly after the DStv broadcast (not to mention a massive archive of South African series and movies from Mzansi Magic and 1Magic, from The River to Housekeepers).

And, of course, Showmax subscribers also get the best international series, including the best of HBO like Succession and Game of Thrones, popular series like Billions and Euphoria, plus exclusive shows you won’t find anywhere else, from Mayans MC and Ramy to Younger and Harlots.

Want to know which top-notch Afrikaans shows are currently available on Showmax? Check out our lists below and go to for the full catalogue!

Boer Soek ‘n Vrou S12  

Boer Soek 'n Vrou is on Showmax

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The wildly popular matchmaking show is back, with more farmers looking to share their love of the land with equally spirited women. Catch all the latest heartbreak and hope in one of SA’s most popular reality shows. Watch now »

Die Byl S1-2

Watch all episodes of this brilliant local crime series about homicide detective Piet van der Bijl, with his uncanny ability to get inside the mind of serial killers.  The second season is exclusively available on Showmax. Watch now »

Lui Maar Op, Belinda S1

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. Watch now »

Spoorloos S1 

Spoorloos is on Showmax

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Just as a small town tries to revive itself, a serial killer returns to leave a trail of blood again. Two people team up find the murderer, but the town’s dark past doesn’t want to be exposed in this gripping new series… Watch now »

Vetkans S1

Vetkans is on Showmax

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It was never going to be easy, but the contestants of this new reality show are set on losing weight. Witness the tears and joy as they take on the show’s rigorous programme to lose kilograms and look great! Watch now »

Binge these kykNET classics from the very beginning on Showmax

Fynskrif S1

Fynskrif is on Showmax

A successful city attorney decides to move his family back to his home town for some peace and quiet. But he soon learns that there’s always something disturbing the peace. After coming to Showmax express every week, the entire first season is now available to binge. Watch now »

Binnelanders S1-13

Binnelanders on Showmax

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In the Binneland Clinic in Pretoria, it’s business as usual, with the dedicated staff working round the clock to tend to their patients while grappling with their own personal challenges. Watch now »

Ouboet & Wors S1-2

Ouboet & Wors S1 is on Showmax

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Car battery salesman Wors Visagie, mechanic Ouboet van Tonder, hair dresser Hendrik and beautician Boeboe Botha don’t always get along. But their businesses share the same lease, so they’ll just have to in this hilarious sitcom! Watch now »

Die Boekklub S1-2

Die Boekklub S2 is on Showmax

Tom’s unexpected trip into the Karoo continues to bring surprises to his life in this beautiful and riveting drama series. Watch now »

Waterfront S1

An exclusive kykNET and Showmax show: three sisters return to Cape Town and their family business of building yachts in this new drama series full of scandal, intrigue and romance! Watch now »

Molly & Wors S1-3

Molly and Wors is on Shwomax

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Who could forget this beloved sitcom about the dysfunctional Visagies, Molly, Worsie, Vaatjie, Blapsie, Sjarmeney and Theunis? Watch now »

Villa Rosa, S1-10

Villa Rosa on Showmax

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The Villa Rosa guesthouse looks like a peaceful place. But the people behind its doors are always on the move as they chase romance, rivalry and conspiracies in this drama. Watch now »

Suidooster S1-4

Suidooster on Showmax

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Three Cape Town families make their living in the shopping centre Suidooster, in the fictional suburb of Ruiterbosch. This soapie is about a multicultural community and their challenges and triumphs. Watch now »

Egoli S1-S18

Egoli is on Showmax

Don’t miss a second of the love, laughter, drama and scandal of Egoli, one of South Africa’s most loved series and now available up to its massive finale. Watch now »

Plus loads more! Go to to browse the full catalogue.

How to sign up for Showmax

Simply go to to sign up. Easy!

For South Africans overseas

With over 10 000 episodes of South African series from kykNET, VIA and Mzansi Magic on the Showmax catalogue for overseas subscribers (living in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK, the US or the Netherlands, among others), there’s no need to miss any of your favourite SA series and movies.

Many new shows are published on Showmax within 24 hours of the broadcast on local channels on DStv. Keep up to date with all the homegrown drama while you’re living abroad, within hours of viewers in South Africa seeing it for the first time. Simply sign up to Showmax to enjoy thousands of episodes of your favourite shows from home.

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Note that Showmax is available overseas in these countries: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Original African stories by local talent

016FM on Showmax


Landing on 26 June 2024, 016FM follows rival DJs at a beloved Vaal radio station threatened with closure, starring the late Mpho Sebeng, and Joseph Sedibo.

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Jiji is on Showmax


Jiji follows the lives of four girls in the streets of Jericho, forced into a life of crime to make ends meet. Stream now, with new episodes on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Born Into Fame is on Showmax

Born Into Fame

Born Into Fame follows six South Africans with famous parents, as they try to live up to their family legacies while discovering their own unique paths to success. Stream now, with new episodes every Tuesday.

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The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip - South Africa on Showmax

The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip – South Africa

The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip – South Africa is the spin off that fans have been waiting for. Stream now on Showmax, with new episodes every Monday.

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Nilichoma on Showmax


The Kenyan Showmax Original docuseries features celebs who received an unexpected windfall, and then blew it all. Stream now on Showmax.

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Melissa de Vries as Frieda and Lee-Ann van Rooi as Suzette in Mince Jou Hare

Mince Jou Hare S1

Shimmy Isaacs’s laugh-out-loud sitcom about a factory worker who opens a hair salon in her home is streaming on Showmax, with new episodes on Mondays.

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Untying Kantai on Showmax

Untying Kantai

Untying Kantai follows King Kantai, a man who has spent 30 years of his life working hard to provide for his family, only to be conned out of his life savings. Now streaming.

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BigGirl Small World on Showmax

Big Girl Small World

Big Girl Small World follows Ciku, a plus-size woman who stumbles through a journey of self-discovery after a humiliating scandal. Stream now, with new episodes every Wednesday.

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016FM, coming to Showmax
Born Into Fame, coming soon