Where to watch The Real Housewives franchise online

3 February 2023

Where to watch The Real Housewives franchise online

Whether you stream reality TV for inspiration or for the juicy drama from The Real Housewives, Showmax has you sorted.

Showmax has all the seasons of The Real Housewives of Durban, including Season 3 dropping weekly, plus The Real Housewives of Cape Town and The Real Housewives of Johannesburg. Also available to stream are The Real Housewives of Lagos and The Real Housewives of Dubai, with The Real Housewives of Abuja and The Real Housewives of Nairobi coming to Showmax in February 2023.

Read more about each instalment of the beloved franchise that gives viewers an inside look at the world of affluent housewives around the world.

The Real Housewives of Durban Season 1-3 | Showmax Original

It’s high fashion, lavish spending and business empires with the eThekwini queens who are inviting us to get a glimpse of their glamorous lifestyles, gorgeous homes and successful businesses. The Real Housewives of Durban is the 24th international and second South African instalment of The Real Housewives franchise, with two full seasons streaming on Showmax, and new weekly episodes of Season 3 landing every Wednesday.

Durbs is the place to be when you’ve got cash to splash – and we’re talking serious cheese. These women are hard-working businesspeople who work and play just as hard. Their lifestyles will inspire you to achieve their level of success and elegance. From luxurious rides to magnificent mansions, and stunning outfits, Annie Mthembu, Ayanda Ncwane, Kgomotso Ndungane, Nonkanyiso Conco, Nonku Williams and Sorisha Naidoo brought the drama in Season 1, while RHODurban Season 2 introduced Londie London, Jojo Robinson and Thobile MaKhumalo Mseleku. Season 3 sees Annie Mthembu, Nonku Williams, Sorisha Naidoo and Jojo Robinson returning, joined by Maria Valaskatzis, Mbali Ngiba and Slindile Wendy Ndlovu.

The Real Housewives of Cape Town Season 1

The Real Housewives of Cape Town is on Showmax

The Real Housewives franchise takes on the Mother City where everything is grand – from the beaches and the nightlife to the scenery.

It follows the lives of affluent housewives and professional women in suburban Cape Town. Fans of the hugely popular and award-winning NBCUniversal Format franchise The Real Housewives will love the opulence, drama and new faces on Showmax.

The cast includes Beverley Stein, Rushda Moosajee, Loveline Abinokhauno aka Mrs Leo, Thato Montse, Camilla McDowell, Kutazwa ‘Rooksy’ Gqirana, and Luthando Lue, Lulwando ‘Lue’ Tukwayo.

The Real Housewives of Johannesburg Season 1-2

This was South Africa’s first foray into The Real Housewives franchise, and both seasons of the show are ready to binge-watch on Showmax.

The Real Housewives of Johannesburg on Showmax

The Real Housewives of Johannesburg is a riveting reality series about some of the richest women in Johannesburg. They love money. They love drama. Besides the drama, you can also expect a lot of champagne sipping and a whole lot of fabulous lunches, brunches and the occasional teary moment from Jozi’s most glamorous ladies.

The Real Housewives of Lagos Season 1 | Showmax Original

The first Nigerian instalment of the award-winning franchise, which is distributed internationally by NBCUniversal Formats, a division of Universal Studio Group. This also marks the 16th international version of The Real Housewives format and the third to be adapted in Africa. 

In true Lagos style, they serve up all the high fashion, luxury, drama, and power moves that the franchise is known and loved for globally. This show gives you a peek into the opulent and oh-so-extra lifestyle of some of the most affluent Lagos women living their best Eko-Miami lives. Plus, all the drama and gbas gbos you can expect from The Real Housewives franchise.

The Real Housewives of Dubai

The newest addition to Showmax’s line-up in the franchise is The Real Housewives of Dubai, showcasing a group of powerful women navigating their relationships, careers, and supremely lavish lifestyles in Dubai. This is the first American version of the show to feature women living outside of the United States.

They run business empires and expertly navigate a highly exclusive social scene within this ultra-luxe billionaire’s playground. Whether they’re dining on a mountainside overlooking a valley of 1 000 camels or hosting the wedding event of the year, these ambitious and glamorous women prove everything is more extravagant in the City of Gold.

The Real Housewives of Abuja | Showmax Original

A new instalment of The Real Housewives franchise launches in Abuja, the Nigerian city of wealth and power.

The new series follows the luxurious lives of six influential and successful women in Abuja. The women include Arafa, Comfort Booth, OJ Posharella, Princess Jecoco, Samantha Homossany and Tutupie as they navigate their opulent lives, relationships, family and businesses within the powerful city of Abuja and beyond.

The first episode lands on Friday, 17 February 2023, with new episodes dropping every Friday.

The Real Housewives of Nairobi | Showmax Original

Showmax, in partnership with NBCUniversal Formats, is also bringing The Real Housewives to Kenya. The Real Housewives of Nairobi, a new Showmax Original, premieres on Showmax on 23 February 2023, with new episodes dropping every Thursday.

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