Where to watch The Real Housewives franchise online

By Xabiso Ngqabe23 October 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, plus The Real Housewives of Cape Town and The Real Housewives of Johannesburg. Also available to stream are Showmax Originals The Real Housewives of Lagos, The Real Housewives of Abuja, The Real Housewives of Nairobi, and full seasons of The Real Housewives of Gqeberha, Die Real Housewives van Pretoria and Die Real Housewives van die Wynlande.

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 three full seasons streaming on Showmax.

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 Lulwando 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 1-2 | Showmax Original

The first Nigerian instalment of the award-winning franchise, which is distributed internationally by NBCUniversal Formats, a division of Universal Studio Group, returned for a second season in September 2023.

In true Lagos style, the ladies 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 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.

All the episodes of The Real Housewives of Abuja are ready to binge.

The Real Housewives of Nairobi | Showmax Original

Showmax, in partnership with NBCUniversal Formats, also brought The Real Housewives to Kenya. The Real Housewives of Nairobi, a new Showmax Original, now streaming on Showmax.

Follow a group of dynamic women as they navigate their lavish lifestyles, relationships and careers in Nairobi. These women include Susan Kaittany, Vera Sidika, Sonal Maherali, Minne Kariuki, and Lisa Christoffersen.

The Real Housewives of Gqeberha

The Real Housewives of Gqeberha

The Gqeberha edition brings together stylish events planner, mother and wife Norma Nicol (who married into Ghanaian royalty); sought-after MC and award-winning businesswoman Buli G Ngomane; dedicated mom, former construction project manager and recent widow Liz Prins; successful salon owner and the wife of the city’s former mayor, Unathi Faku; and Ashleigh Mather, a wife and mom who works in the fashion industry. 

The full season is ready to binge-watch.

Die Real Housewives van Pretoria

Die Real Housewives van Pretoria is on Showmax

Die Real Housewives van Pretoria takes the Real Housewives franchise to the South African capital city, where the only thing bigger than the drama is the hair.

Provoco (Sex in Afrikaans) produced the first Afrikaans version of NBCUniversal’s hit international reality series franchise, The Real Housewives, for kykNET.

Die Real Housewives van die Wynlande

Die Real Housewives van die Wynlande

The second Afrikaans language edition of The Real Housewives franchise is set among the villas and vineyards of the Cape winelands with a cast of strong, independent women who are not afraid to speak their minds.

Join entrepreneur and former Miss South Africa Amy Kleinhans-Curd, stock trader Mariska Thorpe, businesswoman Karen Schwendtke, singer and marketing manager Candice Bester, aesthetic doctor Michelle van Zyl and former teacher Anita Lloyd as they open the doors of their luxurious houses, their hearts, and their lives to viewers.