Where to stream The Queen and other addictive dramas

Weddings, funerals, crimes and punishment – here’s where to watch your daily and weekly dramas

Watch The Queen on Showmax.
Watch The Queen on Showmax.
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Gone are the days when you had to rush home to make sure you didn’t miss a minute of your favourite show. Now you can catch up at the click of a button, thanks to internet TV.

Here are the top local drama series now available to stream.

The River

Everyone’s talking about The River, and you can’t afford to miss a thing. From Lindiwe’s evil antics to smart, tough Itu, The River is full of characters we love – and love to hate. The River is set in Pretoria and follows the lives of the Dlaminis and the Mokoenas, two families from different backgrounds who are brought together and divided by the discovery of a diamond in Cullinan, just a stone’s throw from the city.

  • On DStv Now - live-stream The River on the DStv Now app when you’re not at home
  • On Showmax - stream new episodes of The River on Showmax every day or binge-watch from the beginning

The Herd

The pursuit of wealth and power can lead a man to sacrifice his soul. The Mthethwa family is close-knit, but they’re threatened by secrets and supernatural forces in this compelling, creepy drama. In the second season, we’ve been horrified by the lengths people will go to to get what they want – even dabbling in witchcraft and considering sacrifice.

The Queen

This juicy show follows the lives of two families involved in a life of crime and luxury. The two family leaders, Harriet and Gracious, are always at loggerheads with the community, the police and each other.


Isithembiso is a youth drama that tells the story of two young people from rural SA trying to make it in the dazzling city of iGoli – but all that glitters is not gold.


In Thukela Valley, an old feud between two powerful families interferes in the lives of a loving couple. The bitter feud continues in the city of gold, where the Zungus seek to build their fortune. Can the couple’s love survive or will their families tear them apart? Winner of the 2018 Safta for Best TV Soapie.

How to get DStv Now

DStv subscribers can sign up for DStv Now at no extra cost. Go to now.dstv.com to register and start streaming.

How to get Showmax

Sign up for a 14-day free trial at Showmax.com. Thereafter, access to a tonne of local and international series, movies and documentaries costs just R99 per month.

DStv Premium subscribers get Showmax at no extra cost – visit the website to sign up. DStv Compact and Compact Plus subscribers can add Showmax to their subscription for just R49 per month.

This article was paid for by Showmax.

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