The Grand Tour: How to Watch the Entire First Season for FREE in South Africa

The long-awaited rival to Top Gear has finally arrived. AMAZON PRIME’S Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond present The Grand Tour, a new car show that started on Amazon Prime Instant Video on Friday 18 November.

We have discovered a simple trick which will allow you to watch the entire first season for free in South Africa.

A total of 12 shows will air over the next few weeks. Having already watched the Episode 1, I can assure you it was absolutely worth the wait! Amazon has spent an approximate $250 million securing the show. Big budgets equal massive shows for every petrol head in South Africa.

What you need to know about watching TGT in South Africa

To get instant access to the Grand Tour, you will need an Amazon Prime account. Amazon Prime is currently available for between $8.99 and $10.99 per month. Along with access to millions of TV shows, music and movies you also get exclusive discounts on eBooks and deals.

There is a trick to watch The Grand Tour for Free online

Amazon offers a 30-day free trial for all new Prime subscribers. Obviously, with The Grand Tour being broadcast over a three-month period, you will not be able to watch the episodes live each week without moving to a paid subscription.

Fortunately, Amazon confirmed that every episode of The Grand Tour will be available to catch-up on-demand.

This is good news as it means you can simply wait for the first eight programmes to be shown live then take out your free trial.

Take out a free Amazon Prime trail subscription on January 6th and you’ll be able to catch-up on the first eight episodes of The Grand Tour, and still have enough time with the complimentary membership to tune-in for the final episodes of the first season.

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Amazon also offers the opportunity to give Amazon Prime as a gift. I’m sure this will make a friend very happy. Check out the details on giving Amazon Prime as a Gift here.

Amazon Instant Video: Which Devices does it Support?


Select TVs from…

  • HiSense
  • LG
  • Panasonic
  • Samsung
  • Sony

Media streamers

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • Roku boxes
  • Kodi

Games consoles

  • Nintendo Wii
  • Nintendo Wii U
  • PS3
  • PS4
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One


  • Amazon Kindle Fire
  • Apple iPad
  • Apple iPad mini
  • Android tablets

Mobile devices

  • Android phones (here’s how)
  • Apple iPhone
  • Apple iPod touch

You can also watch it on select soundbars, home cinema systems, Blu-ray players and set-top-boxes from manufacturers including Samsung, LG, Panasonic and Sony. Check to see if your model is included here.

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