If you are South African, you own a car and you like a bit of enjoyment in your life, the past couple of weeks have been very tough for you. Each time you turn on the radio the price of something is going up: oil, groceries – petrol.
The fuel price hikes have put a squeeze on pockets and made everyone think twice about leaving the house, but for DStv customers there is a silver lining: there is still loads of exciting entertainment on the line-up for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
Staying indoors on the couch or in bed because it is too expensive to drive anywhere does not have to mean wasting away or saying goodbye to your wanderlust. Read on to find out how you can explore the world for next to nothing with DStv.
Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby S4
New season | Fridays | 20:00 | BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174)
You won’t have to book a ticket for some escapist fun with Amazing Hotels, which will take you behind the scenes at some of the world’s most spectacular properties.
In episode two (15 July) Giles Coren and Monica Galetti visit Reid’s Palace in Madeira, Portugal. This historic silver service establishment was the first to welcome the world’s glamorous elite 130 years ago. Can they keep up that incredible tradition?
Dinner Date S11
Monday 11 July | 18:00 | BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174)
Recruitment officer Stevie is going on three dates hoping to find a potential partner. Who will cook their way onto her Executive Committee?
This quirky dating show takes suitors out of their comfort zone, exposing them to new foods and to people from all walks of life. Just as good as going out to a market at the weekend!
See how romance bloomed among the entrees on DStv Catch Up.
Playgrounds of the Rich & Famous Season 1
Starts 21 July | 18:00 | BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174)
A six-part documentary that follows rich people who holiday in some of the most luxurious parts of the world. You will see the big ticket holidays – as well as the savvy locals who make their own fortune catering to the every whim of the moneyed crowd.
Survivor South Africa S9: Return of the Outcasts
Monday to Thursday from 18 July | 18:00 | M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
Be honest: you would rather be at home with your car safely in the garage than stranded on a desert island with a group of strangers who want your fortune.
But there are those who like that kind of adventure, and for them there is Survivor South Africa: Return of the Outcasts. Twenty castaways from previous seasons have been brought together for the chance to compete to be the ‘Sole Survivor’. Expect to see Chappies Chapman, Dante de Villiers and Killarney Jones.
Survivor South Africa: Return of the Outcasts will be available as a BoxSet.
From desertscapes to six-star hotels and right round to that one restaurant you’ve been meaning to try, DStv will take you everywhere you need to go – and there’s no need to check your petrol tank first.
Stay in, keep your wallet closed and enjoy a world of entertainment with DStv.