• Jacques Kallis walking with his luggage. (CSA via facebook)
  • Graeme Smith walks out bearing the ICC Test mace. (CSA via Facebook)
  • An airport attendant helps Smith with his bags so he can carry that heavy ICC mace. (CSA via Facebook)
  • Fans yelled words of praise and encouragement to welcome the Proteas back and lined up to get a glimpse of their heroes or an autograph or two. (CSA via Facebook)
  • AB de Villiers is interviewed about the Proteas historic series win in Australia. (CSA via Facebook)
  • A fan comes to congratulate Dale Steyn. (CSA via Facebook)
  • AB de Villiers speaks to the press. (CSA via Facebook)
  • AB de Villiers and Graeme Smith posed for a few pictures with a few avid fans. (CSA via Facebook)
  • Media Liaison, Lerato Malekutu during the South African national cricket team arrival media conference at Sahara Park Newlands. (Grant Pitcher / Gallo Images)
  • The Proteas, who have not lost an away test series since 2006, won their second consecutive series in Australia after their victory in the third test in Perth. (Grant Pitcher / Gallo Images)
  • South Africa take on New Zealand in a two-Test home series in January and Smith said the tests would provide the Proteas the opportunity to build on the momentum from Australia. (Grant Pitcher / Gallo Images)
  • South Africa became the first team to win consecutive series in Australia since West Indies in 1992/93. (Grant Pitcher / Gallo Images)
  • The Proteas' season has been nothing short of remarkable. They have played 10 Test matches this year, nine away from home, and won series in England and Australia. (Grant Pitcher / Gallo Images)
  • The Proteas have a rating of 123 in the Test rankings, with England in second place on 117. (Grant Pitcher / Gallo Images)
  • South Africa want to use their recent series win in Australia as a stepping stone to cement their position as the world's dominant Test team and to build something "really special", captain Graeme Smith said. Grant Pitcher / Gallo Images
  • South Africa's success in the test arena has led to some calling the current Proteas team the best ever, but coach Gary Kirsten was quick to play down such suggestions, saying it was difficult to compare different eras. (Grant Pitcher / Gallo Images)
  • "We are enjoying the opportunity to be here. We have worked hard to be here and we knew that Australia would be the big stepping stone for us holding onto number one (ranking)," Smith told a news conference. (Grant Pitcher / Gallo Images)
  • Morgan Smith (wife of Graeme Smith) during the South African national cricket team arrival media conference. (Grant Pitcher / Gallo Images)
  • Morgan Smith walks around at Newlands cricket ground. (Grant Pitcher / Gallo Images)