What to Watch on DStv Family in May 2022 | Highlights

DStv Family brings the heat this May

Highlights 29 April 2022

5 Sizzling series on DStv Family in May 2022, from Dineo Ranaka’s Ishushu Season 1, to thrilling travel adventure series Primal Survivor: Escape The Amazon Season 1

DStv Family brings the heat this May

It’s winter and we’re now officially team stay-at-home with DStv Family. We have Dineo Ranaka heating up the kitchen, Phumeza Mdabe handling hot tempers, and Hazen Audel getting steamy in the Amazon jungle. With TV this scorching, you’ll only need 1 blanket.

For a few years we kept tabs on Dineo Ranaka’s kitchen adventures through her Instagram, The Untrained Chef. Now Dineo and The Purple Chef, Barney Jiri, have teamed up to host and judge the cooking reality series Ishushu Season 1. It’s authentic, it’s African, and it’s delicious fun. There’s more local excitement in the confrontational and moving Enough Is Enough Season 1 with mediator Phumeza Mdabe helping families to draw the line with a person’s toxic tendencies.

If you’re yearning for adventure, follow in the footsteps of Adventurer and Survivalist Hazen Audel in Primal Survivor: Escape The Amazon Season 1, as he treks barefoot through the Amazon jungle using skills that he learned first-hand from the local tribes. The learning continues across the globe in National Geographic’s (DStv Channel 181) Lost Treasures of Rome Season 1. For adventures of a different kind, there’s the brand-new Private Eyes Season 3, which starts with PI Angie behind bars and Shade having to prove her innocence.

And in honour of Africa Day on Wednesday, 25 May, DStv will be spotlighting African films that bring us the warmth of the continent with the AfroCinema Pop-Up channel (DStv Channel 198), from Friday, 20 May to Sunday, 29 May. You’ll be able to join in this Premium experience when you ADD Movies for just R99 this May. Linking ADD Movies to your existing DStv package makes DStv’s Premium movie channels M-Net Movies 1, M-Net Movies 2 and fliekNET available on your DStv decoder, along with selected pop-up channels.

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Read on for more about these shows, a list of other highlights coming to DStv Family in May like Queen Sugar Season 6 and shows that you can enjoy from the other packages you also have access to, like Say Yes To The Dress Around The World Season 1. And remember, until Wednesday, 18 May you get a R100 discount when you Upgrade to DStv Compact.

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5 Must-See May Family shows

Primal Survivor: Escape The Amazon Season 1

Survival expert and adventurer Hazen Audel (Primal Survivor and Survive The Tribe) is on a 60-day, 805km expedition on foot through the uncharted Amazon jungle, on his way to Guyana’s Atlantic coast. Whether he’s getting stung repeatedly while sticking his hands in a beehive for a scoop of honey, carrying around rotten fish because it’s too wet to make a fire, or sucking on a tender grub for breakfast, Hazen will stop at nothing to survive, and he never loses his sense of wonder.

Watch Primal Survivor: Escape The Amazon Season 1 from Wednesday, 4 May at 21:00 on National Geographic (DStv Channel 181).

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Lost Treasures of Rome Season 1

This series from the makers of Lost Treasures of Egypt follows teams of archaeologists across the world as they excavate their sites in places once occupied by ancient Rome. There are still secrets to uncover even In Pompeii, where a sacrificial skull raises questions and an ex-slave’s tomb yields evidence of dazzling riches. Meanwhile, researchers in Tunisia find traces of a deadly competition, and a 2,000-year-old warship rises in Sicily.

Watch Lost Treasures of Rome Season 1 from Wednesday, 20 May at 19:00 on National Geographic (DStv Channel 181).

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Private Eyes Season 3

Last season in this procedural series, Private Investigator Angie (Cindy Sampson) was arrested for espionage after a client tricked her and her protege, Shade (Jason Priestley). This season begins with Angie behind bars and Shade helping her to prove her innocence. Coming up next, Maz and Zoe’s romance is doomed, Jules returns from Italy, and Shade and Angie get caught up in the world of reality TV. And watch as sparks fly when Angie has to move in with Shade.

Watch Private Eyes Season 3 from Friday, 6 May at 20:00 on Universal TV (DStv Channel 117).

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Ishushu Season 1

Get in the kitchen with this brand-new cooking competition show. 2 individuals go up against each other as they compete to whip up the tastiest dishes. But the judges aren’t industry professionals; they’re picky family members who’ll be ranking their cooking abilities and how their final dish is prepared. Hosts Dineo Ranaka and The Purple Chef will be adding their own spice as they talk about technique, and what some of the dishes have meant in their households.

Watch Ishushu Season 1 from Monday, 8 May at 18:00 on Moja Love (DStv Channel 157).

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Enough Is Enough Season 1

Enough is enough is a show about people who are saying they have had enough of the toxic tendencies of their family members. Now Phumeza Mdabe (the compassionate host of family reunion show Abandoned) is stepping up to play negotiator as the show helps troubled individuals to prepare to make life-changing decisions. It’s all about building toward emotional wellbeing for themselves and their families.

Watch Enough Is Enough Season 1 from Tuesday, 3 May at 21:30 on Moja Love (DStv Channel 157).

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Also watch:

  • Queen Sugar Season 6 from Sunday, 1 May at 20:00 on Me (DStv Channel 115)
  • Slim Vang Sy Baas Season 4 from Friday, 13 May at 17:30 on VIA (DStv Channel 147)
  • Myne Vir Joune Season 3 from Wednesday, 11 May at 20:00 on VIA (DStv Channel 147)
  • Doodgewone Jo Season 5 from Wednesday, 11 May at 17:30 on VIA (DStv Channel 147)
  • Geldhelde Season 4 from Thursday, 12 May at 18:00 on VIA (DStv Channel 147)
  • Keeping My Family Together Season 1 from Monday, 2 May at 18:10 on tlnovelas (DStv Channel 133)
  • Overcoming Fear Season 1 from Monday, 2 May at 16:30 on tlnovelas (DStv Channel 133)
  • 2 Dope Queens Season 2 from Sunday, 1 May at 22:00 on Me (DStv Channel 115)
  • Strangers You Know Season 1 from Monday, 2 May at 20:30 on Me (DStv Channel 115)
  • Wu-Tang Clan: of Mics and Men Season 1 from Monday, 30 May at 22:30 on Me (DStv Channel 115)
  • The Bachelorette Season 17 Mondays-Wednesdays from Monday, 2 May at 21:30 on Me (DStv Channel 115)
  • Survivor Australia All Stars Season 7 Mondays-Fridays from Monday, 16 May at 18:00 on Me (DStv Channel 115)
  • The Good Doctor Season 4 from Wednesday, 18 May at 20:30 on Me (DStv Channel 115)
  • Beyonce & Jay-Z: The Power of Love on Saturday, 21 May at 22:00 on Me (DStv Channel 115)
  • Grown-Ish Season 4 from Saturday, 28 May at 22:00 on Me (DStv Channel 115)
  • The $10,000 Pyramid Season 5 from Sunday, 29 May at 17:00 on Me (DStv Channel 115)

And because you also get to see ALL the shows on DStv Access, too, look out for:

  • Say Yes To The Dress Around The World Season 1 from Tuesday, 3 May at 20:00 on TLC (DStv Channel 135)
  • My Feet Are Killing Me Season 2 from Friday, 13 May at 20:00 on TLC (DStv Channel 135)
  • Grand Designs UK Season 15 from Monday, 9 May at 17:00 on The Home Channel (DStv Channel 176)
  • 90 Day Fiancé Season 9 from Thursday, 26 May at 21:00 on TLC (DStv Channel 135)
  • Overcoming Fear Season 1 from Monday, 2 May at 16:30 on tlnovelas (DStv Channel 133)
  • Nick Knowles’ Home Improvements Season 1 from Monday, 2 May at 19:00 on The Home Channel (DStv Channel 176)
  • Design Matters Season 1 from Monday, 16 May at 19:00 on The Home Channel (DStv Channel 176)
  • Living By Design Season 1 from Monday, 30 May at 18:30 on The Home Channel (DStv Channel 176)
  • All About Property Season 6 from Monday, 2 May at 16:30 on The Home Channel (DStv Channel 176)
  • Save My Reno Season 2 from Monday, 9 May at 18:30 on The Home Channel (DStv Channel 176)
  • Ten Minute Kitchen Season 1 from Monday, 16 May at 19:00 on The Home Channel (DStv Channel 176)
  • Top Million Dollar Agent Season 4 from Tuesday, 31 May at 19:00 on The Home Channel (DStv Channel 176)
  • 7 Little Johnstons Season 7 from Wednesday, 17 May at 20:00 on TLC (DStv Channel 135)
  • 90 Day Fiancé Season 9 from Thursday, 26 May at 21:00 on TLC (DStv Channel 135)
  • Bakers vs. Fakers Season 1 from Monday, 16 May at 11:15 on RealTime (DStv Channel 155)
  • Secrets of The Zoo: Tampa Season 2 from Friday, 20 May at 18:00 on National Geographic Wild (DStv Channel 182)
  • Confessions: Animal Hoarding Season 2 from Monday, 2 May at 21:35 on CBS Reality (DStv Channel 132)

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