SA took a one-nil lead in the three-match series against England, beating the hosts by an innings and 12 runs, securing their first win at the Oval.
Graeme Smith has warned England his South Africa team were determined to take the hosts' No. 1 ranking in Test cricket away from them.
India have arrived in South Africa for their one-off Twenty20 international at the Wanderers with their coach insisting the trip will be worthwhile.
Ernie Els has much to look forward to when he takes on several other South African Major winners at Fancourt, South Africa.
AB de Villiers enjoys a new challenge when he captains South Africa in the first one-day international against Sri Lanka at Boland Park on Wednesday.
Captain Graeme Smith says South Africa needs to bounce back when they face Sri Lanka in the third and final Test at Newlands.
South Africa will remain favourites but Sri Lanka can expect less treacherous batting conditions in the second Test starting at Kingsmead.
The Proteas are hoping to end their run of home series disappointments with the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka, beginning this week.
The odds seem stacked against the Sri Lankan cricket team with a three-day match against a South African Invitation XI which starts on Friday.
All Blacks coach Graham Henry is convinced his team is on the right track despite being given a reminder of a world cup nightmare after SA defeat.