About ShowMe

ShowMe is the largest network of hyper-local online publishers in South Africa, with 28 franchises across the country. We have over 260 000 online articles attracting millions of potential customers who could be interested in YOUR business. We have local and head office marketing teams providing targeted online solutions for 3000+ customers.

Inspired by community. Driven by your business success

Ours is a story that began first and foremost with community support. The first ShowMe community website was started back in 2008 to promote the vibrant holiday destination of Plettenberg Bay on the beautiful Garden Route. Tourism is Plett’s life blood and we wanted to show it to the world!

Our objective was to help local community businesses by attracting more tourists to the town and surrounds. We did this by publishing interesting lifestyle articles about the area as well as event updates. We also started offering Plettenberg Bay businesses free listings in our directory. It was a great success, but they began asking us for more! So, we researched and developed a very cost-effective template system aimed at giving these small businesses a web presence of their own - all while still benefiting from the traffic that ShowMe generated with its content.

We became experts in ensuring that our content was ranked on the major search engines, Google in particular. We were successful beyond our wildest dreams, generating over 120 000 page views per month on ShowMe Plettenberg Bay during peak season.

This success led us to franchising our model to other towns across South Africa. Today, our 28 ShowMe franchises generate over 14 million page views per annum! The result is that ShowMe is now a highly trusted brand and the biggest WordPress site in South Africa by far.

Ours has not been an overnight success. It’s taken over 10 years of carefully listening to our customers and then addressing their needs. Thank you to our more than 3000 customers who have grown with us and helped us develop the skills needed to stay on top of this ever-changing digital landscape. We’re as passionate as you are about your business.


Our franchisees create a face-to-face, personal relationship with YOU, their client in their franchise area. All franchisees are supported by a dynamic head office team so that they can best advise you on how to market your business online - locally, nationally or internationally. Find your nearest branch:

Contact a Branch

Drop us a message and your nearest ShowMe branch will be in touch to discuss your online business opportunities. All enquiries are completely free of charge with no financial commitments.