Best Reality Shows to Stream on Showmax


Born Into Fame

Tuesdays from 18 June

Showmax just dropped the first episode of Born Into Fame, a reality show that follows six South Africans with famous parents, as they try to live up to their family legacies while discovering their own unique paths to success.

The cast includes siblings AJ and Owamie Mafokate, who are Arthur Mafokate’s children; Phila Madlingozi, who is Ringo Mandlingozi’s son, Robbie Malinga Jr who is the son of the late Robbie Malinga, Shamiso Mosaka who is Azania Mosaka’s firstborn daughter and Tank The Rockster who is DJ Tira’s son.

The Mommy Club S2 Reunion

Binge now

TV presenter, actress and singer Ntombee Ngcobo-Mzolo is the host of the reunion special of The Mommy Club S2, which is currently available to binge on Showmax.

The Mommy Club set the record for the most social media views of any reality series on Showmax and has seen the entire cast trend at the same time on X when a new episode drops.

The dramatic Season 2 reunion was heated, with moments that left the audience gagged, including the epic showdown between arch nemesis Mrs Mops and Ratile Mabitsela, who went back and forth about who is fake between the two of them. We also saw Ratile’s helper Barbra coming to tell her side of the story about what went wrong in their household.

The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip – South Africa

Binge episodes 1-4 now 

The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip – South Africa went straight to the top of the charts on Showmax and X when it launched four weeks ago. Now in its fourth week, the Showmax Original takes eight of South Africa’s finest Housewives to Jamaica: Beverley Steyn (The Real Housewives of Cape Town S1); Christall Kay (The Real Housewives of Johannesburg S1-2); LaConco (The Real Housewives of Durban S1-2); Lethabo Lejoy Mathatho (The Real Housewives of Johannesburg S2-3); Liz Prins (The Real Housewives of Gqeberha S1); Londie London (The Real Housewives of Durban S2); Melany Viljoen (The Real Housewives of Pretoria S1); and Nonku Williams (The Real Housewives of Durban S1-4).

Over the past four weeks, we have seen the ladies live it up in Jamaica and witnessed some of The Real Housewives’ most iconic fights, including Christall vs Beverly: the former besties called off their friendship because Christall claims that Bev is two-faced and that she did not protect her in Jamaica like she had promised to.


Southern Hospitality S1-2

Binge from 24 July

A spin-off of the reality series Southern Charm, Southern Hospitality follows resident restaurant boss-lady Leva Bonaparte as she manages Charleston’s very own “it” crowd, otherwise known as her larger-than-life staff at Republic Garden & Lounge. Leva and her husband Lamar own four restaurants along the city’s famous King Street, but Republic is the crown jewel of their kingdom.

Summer House – Martha’s Vineyard S1

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A group of friends vacation in the historic and picturesque Oak Bluffs of Martha’s Vineyard in New England. From yacht parties to electrifying romances, fun and drama are always on the docket during this island gateway.


There’s plenty of drama coming your way from Moja Love, whose series are always a hit on the Showmax Top 20, reminding us why they were named the Coolest TV Channel in The Sunday Times’ 2022 GenNext Survey. Catch new seasons of your favourite shows this month, plus an exciting new series.

8 July

Season 2 of the reality series Teenage Pregnancy continues to follow the lives of teenagers navigating the bumpy terrain of adolescence, growing pains, rebellion and coming of age, all while dealing with being pregnant, while Season 3 of Isencane Lengane picks up the struggles of teen parents Thando and Siyacela.

Polyamorous relationships take centre stage in the first season of a fresh series called Three Way, while on Season 3 of No Excuse Pay Papgeld, the team is on a mission to get parents to support their children and be involved in their lives. Meanwhile, X-Repo S5 follows the asset repossession team as they head out to seize big-ticket items from luxury cars to furniture and clothes in a bid to compensate victims.

22 July

The ever-popular Mamazala heads into its 15th season of raw and honest dialogue promoting love and respect in troubled in-law relationships, while Season 7 of Dloz’Lami helps families connect with their spiritual guides.

Season 4 of the investigative series S’Kipha Amafiles continues to seek justice for community issues like fraud, malpractice, cults, and corruption where the public has struggled to get recourse on their own, and in Season 6 of Umndeni, the complex multi-partner Maseko family has their work cut out for them to try and achieve love and unity.

By Andrew Germishuys

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