List of South African TV Shows
Browse the full list of South African TV shows streaming online, including services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO and more. Sort by Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB rating, popularity and more to find something to watch!
What it's about: Jumping back and forth between modern and medieval France, the lives of two women separated by centuries, are united in their search for an ancient artifact.
Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV). 2 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.50 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & Vudu).
2. Shaka Zulu
What it's about: South Africa, 1823. The Zulu Empire, headed by King Shaka, a brilliant but ruthless military strategist, begin to encroach on the British colony of Cape Town. A volunteer cadre of explorers, mercenaries and professional soldiers are sent to Zululand to try to make contact with Shaka and assess the real threat of his army.
Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).
3. Charlie Jade
What it's about: Charlie Jade is a science fiction television program filmed mainly in Cape Town, South Africa. It stars Jeffrey Pierce in the title role, as a detective from a parallel universe who finds himself trapped in our universe. This is a Canadian and South African co-production filmed in conjunction with CHUM Television and the South African Industrial Development Corporation. The special effects were produced by the Montreal-based company Cinegroupe led by Michel Lemire.The show started in 2004 and was aired on the Canadian Space Channel. It premiered on the Space Channel April 16, 2005 and aired in Eastern Europe, France, Italy, on SABC 3 in South Africa, on Fox Japan, and on AXN in Hong Kong. The show began airing in the United Kingdom in October 2007, on FX. The Sci Fi Channel in the United States premiered the show on June 6, 2008, but after 2 episodes on Friday prime-time, moved it to overnight Mon/Tue.
Where to Watch: 20 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 20 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).
What it's about: Haunted by a tragic loss, an ex-cop with a rare inability to feel pain strikes out on his own to catch offenders who've eluded Johannesburg police.
Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).
5. Africa's Deadliest
What it's about: Africa is a land sculpted by time where animals have evolved complex weapons to arm them in the battle to live another day. An elephant's tusks can defend, or attack. An octopus uses camouflage to find food, or hide from an enemy. A Cape Fur Seal's speed and agility are valuable tools to catch a penguin, but ineffectual against a Great White Shark. A single hippopotamus holds a pride of twelve lions at bay with his sheer bulk, but backs down when faced with the piercing teeth of another hippo. With lethal weapons wielded by fearsome predators and prey, animals walk a precarious path, here among Africa's Deadliest.
Where to Watch: 1 episodes (6%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 9 episodes (53%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (FOX & NatGeo Wild). 3 episodes (18%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).
6. Life Is Wild
What it's about: Life Is Wild is an American television serial drama adapted by Michael Rauch, George Faber and Charlie Pattinson from the popular British drama Wild at Heart. The show is about a New York veterinarian who moves his second wife and their two sets of children to a South African game reserve run by his former father-in-law.Produced by CBS Paramount Network Television, Warner Bros. Television, and Company Pictures, the series was officially green-lit by The CW and given a thirteen-episode order on May 15, 2007. The series premiered on October 7, 2007, and aired every Sunday night at 8:00PM Eastern/7:00PM Central, following a repeat of Aliens in America. In Canada on the pay TV channel E! as a mid-season replacement. In Europe on pay TV in the United Kingdom on the Hallmark Channel and Greece on August 1, 2011 on Skai TV. In South America on the pay TV Warner Channel. In New Zealand weekdays during the 2009 Christmas holiday period on TV3 in a daytime slot.The show was canceled in February 2008 due to low ratings.
Where to Watch: 13 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).