This Heritage Month, you can celebrate South African stories and talents in this collection of movies, comedy and documentaries that tell fascinating tales of the complicated, beautiful land we love. Most of these are also available to South Africans living abroad in many countries. Browse full collection
On Heritage Day (Friday 24 September) – settle in with some of South Africa’s finest talent by streaming movies and series on Showmax. With many shows like The River, The Queen and Arendsvlei streaming express from channels including Mzansi Magic and kykNET, you’ll get the freshest series, as well as brand-new films coming first to Showmax.
Movies to move and amuse you
Check out the Heritage Celebration Collection for some great movies to spend your evening with. Choose from new dramas Goodbye Gogo and Umakoti Wethu, which stars SAFTA winner Fulu Mugovhani – also see her in popular comedy-drama One Night Kwa Mxolisi – or sweet Durban comedy Kings of Mulberry Street. Celeste Ntuli is hilarious in romcom Looking for Love.
Watch trailer: Kings of Mulberry Street
Watch trailer: One Night Kwa Mxolisi
If you’d prefer something factual, Chasing the Sun, the story of the Springboks’ journey to the Rugby World Cup, will ensure there’s not a dry eye in the house. Africa & I follows a literal journey – from Morocco to Cape Town – as one man travels through Africa with just a few dollars in his pocket. For a total change of pace, there’s Parow to Parowfest: The Jack Parow Story.
Watch trailer: Chasing the Sun
And there’s more!
If you’re planning to have a family gathering over the weekend, watch great cooking shows like the latest episodes of Jan S3, reality show Aansit with Reuben Riffel, or 13 seasons of Kom Ons Braai: Familie en Vriende.
Or be riveted by docuseries like Devilsdorp, which documents the horrific Krugersdorp Killings, or Huisgenoot Warelewensdramas, covering some of South Africa’s biggest stories from the perspective of the well-loved magazine.
Is reality your vibe? Temptation Island South Africa is dishing up jaw-dropping drama every week right now, while Uthando Lodumo, featuring controversial music stars Babes and Mampintsha, will definitely give you something to talk about around the dinner table. Binge two seasons of Showmax Original Life with Kelly Khumalo, and the first season of The Real Housewives of Durban ahead of the second season announced recently.
Watch trailer: Temptation Island South Africa
All this proudly South African entertainment – and more – is ready to binge on Showmax now. Happy Heritage Day!