Brent Owens Unwrapped, Discovery

Popular shows feature SA.

South Africa is unique in so many ways and more documentaries are taking advantage of the variety the country offers. Here's a look as some upcoming shows that showcase our incredible people, landscapes and wildlife.


Running Wild with Bear Grylls

Bear takes us into SA survival mode with well-known babe and body-goals galore Julianne Hough (watch her in Safe Haven on DStv Catch Up). 

We're eager to watch the episode on 21 February at 20:00 on Discovery Channel to see if she can take all that Bear can give and leave South Africa feeling alive - or just being alive in general because we like her.


Planet Earth II

On Sunday 26 February, we can look forward to watching the South African grasslands in Planet Earth II, streaming on DStv Now at 16:00 on BBC Earth. The incredible wildlife programme has been captivating us since day one and now that it's right here in our back yard, we're giggling with excitement! If you haven't yet seen it, you can binge watch the super stack on DStv Catch Up here.


See what Planet Earth II producer Chadden Hunter had to say about filming in SA:


Reggie Yates: Extreme South Africa

Another SA connoisseur, Reggie Yates, takes it upon himself to explore and experience three different communities in SA. Stream the latest episode on DStv Now on Friday 24 February at 20:00 on BBC Brit to see Reggie spend a week with Prophet Mboro (a controversial self-styled prophet). You can also Catch Up with Reggie's travels so far.  


Brent Owens: Unwrapped

On the tastier side of life, MasterChef Australia winner Brent Owens loved South Africa so much, he decided to make a whole show about it! In Brent Owens Unwrapped, he explores our local tastes while enduring some crazy adrenaline rushes. You can tune in from Tuesday 28 March at 20:00 on Discovery Channel.


Watch what Brent had to say about a South African taste sensation that blew his mind:


Forged in Fire

On 10 AprilForged in Fire will treat viewers to an episode featuring traditional Zulu Iklwa spear. Stream new episodes of Forged in Fire on DStv Now on Mondays at 20:15 on HISTORY and watch the competition heat up - literally - as blacksmiths make some of the most incredible weapons in history.

Watch the video to find out more about this formidable traditional weapon: