Toss: South Africa
At Newlands, Cape Town, December 31, January 2, 3, 4, 5
At Johannesburg, February 3, 4, 6, 7, 8
At Port Elizabeth
South Africa won by eight wickets after Simpson won the toss.
When Transvaal inflicted the first defeat on an Australian visiting team in the third match of the tour, the South African public scented possible victory in the series.