How to Watch Netball World Cup in South Africa

The Netball World Cup 2023 is moments away from starting in Cape Town. South Africa is entering the tournament with a very strong and talented team. You are in Cape Town but won’t be in the stadium? Don’t worry. You can still enjoy the tournament live from your home on your television or other smart devices.

Super Sports and SABC are the official broadcasters of the tournament in South Africa.

Watch the Netball World Cup 2023 for Free

You can enjoy the 2023 Netball World Cup matches for free in South Africa, thanks to SABC. The public channel is not going to charge any money from you for the live telecast of the tournament.

You can enjoy the opening and closing ceremony, a few selected matches, and all the matches of team South Africa on the channel. So, you are not going to miss any of your team’s matches. That is great news for casual fans. However, if you are a big fan of the sport, you are going to miss some of the most exciting matches.

Watch the Full Tournament on Super Sports

As mentioned earlier, you can watch only a few selected matches on SABC. Those who are big fans of the sport will need to tune in to Super Sports. Super Sports is going to telecast all 60 matches live, including the opening and closing ceremonies.

Unlike SABC, Super Sports is not free of cost. Though they are not demanding an extra charge for the live telecast of the tournament, you need to purchase a DSTV package. Based on the DSTV package you choose, the channel list can vary. Here are the packages of DSTV:

DSTV Access Price Kshs 1050
Compact Plus Coverage Kshs 5100
Premium Package Kshs 8400
Compact package Kshs 2800
Family Package Kshs 1500

Super Sports has a lot of channels and you can watch almost all the sports that are happening around the world at any moment.

You can also watch the Netball World Cup without DSTV on the Super Sports App. The app is free to download from PlayStore and AppStore. You do not need a DSTV membership to watch videos on the application.

However, for live matches, you will be redirected to DSTV. You can watch highlights and other interesting videos from the tournament on the Super Sports application.

Watch Netball World Cup on BBC iPlayer

If you are eligible to watch the tournament live on television or do not want to take DSTV packages, you can enjoy the tournament on BBC, which will broadcast all the matches live. There can be some geographical restrictions on BBC iPlayer in your area.

Nonetheless, you can still enjoy their service using a VPN. You only need to install a VPN and then select a UK server to watch BBC and BBC iPlayer. Here are some of the most popular VPNs in South Africa:

VPN Provider Number of Devices Free Trial
CyberGhost 7 devices Yes (1 day)
Express VPN 5 devices Yes (30 days)
NordVPN 6 devices Yes (30 days)
Private Internet Access Unlimited devices No
Surfshark Unlimited devices Yes (30 days)


Can I watch the Netball World Cup for free in South Africa?

Yes, you can watch the tournament for free in South Africa on SABC. But they will broadcast a few selected matches, including all the matches of team South Africa.

How to watch the Netball World Cup opening ceremony in South Africa?

You can enjoy both the opening and closing ceremonies of the Netball World Cup for free on SABC and Super Sports. SABC will broadcast the program for free across South Africa.


You will not miss the excitement of the Netball 2023 World Cup even if you are not going to Cape Town. SABC and Super Sports are bringing the matches to your home. You can watch the tournament for both free and with payment. Select any of the methods you find convenient and enjoy the games.

Golam Muktadir
Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports.