The Springboks started their campaign on the back foot when they lost 23-13 to the All Blacks in their opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
From then, it was smooth(ish) sailing.
Now, they're 3rd-time World Cup champions, after beating England 32-12 in Saturday's final in Yokohama.
Watch the highlights of the final below:
(followed by highlights of preceding matches)
Highlights: England v South Africa
Highlights of South Africa's road to the final at Rugby World Cup 2019:
Extended Highlights: New Zealand v South Africa
Extended Highlights: South Africa v Namibia - Rugby World Cup 2019
Extended Highlights: South Africa v Italy
Extended Highlights: South Africa v Canada
Extended Highlights: Japan vs South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019
Highlights: Wales v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019