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Local highlights on Showmax this January

In December, Tali’s Wedding Diary became Showmax’s most successful show ever on its first day, with more than double the number of first-day views of any previous show. To put that into a little more perspective, Tali had more than four times the number of viewers on its first day than Game of Thrones S7 on its first day on Showmax, proving again that local audiences are hungry for good local content.

Thankfully for everyone suffering withdrawal post-Tali, there’s a wealth of South African content coming to Showmax in January. This includes:

Elders: Die Camino

Elders, Erns Grundling’s best-selling Afrikaans book about the Camino pilgrimage in Spain, is the inspiration behind this travel series, currently screening on kykNET, with episodes available the following day on Showmax, with English subtitles.


Created by Paul C Venter (Arende) for kykNET, this is the story of four diverse families caught in a struggle for survival in the big city of Johannesburg. Interactive Security’s Skalkie Fortuin is given the opportunity of a lifetime when he gets asked to watch over businessman Hans Zimmerman’s daughter Addie but the mission turns out to be much more complicated than he expected. Knapsekêrels stars Dawid Minnaar, Christia Visser, Armand Aucamp, André Odendaal, Sandi Schulz and Terrence Bridgett. New episodes appear on Showmax every Wednesday.

Boer Soek ‘N Vrou

Season 10 of the popular match-making series came to an end last week. Find out which lucky contestants were chosen by the eligible farmers as their one true love by binge-watching every episode of the latest season on Showmax.


This star-studded family noir is set in the dark underbelly of one of South Africa’s most popular tourist attractions, where three sisters are reunited after the death of their boat-builder father. The first season ended earlier this month and is now available to binge on Showmax.

Die Radio Raps show on Showmax (due 18 January 2018)

The Afrikaans internet sensation Radio Raps now has his own reality TV show. In Die Radio Raps Show, the cameras follow ‘Jonathan vanaf die Oos-Rand’ as he interviews celebrities, plays tourist in unexpected towns, cooks, explains complex concepts and chats to kids. New episodes will air every Friday at 20:00 on VIA and be available on Showmax every Saturday. Showmax will launch with two episodes on 19 January 2018.

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