Visits to the Millennium Stadium are seldom boring and Saturday again lived up to expectations.
The Boks got a narrow victory but there was much more to marvel at in the build up to a pulsating Test, not least an Elvis lookalike on the stadium security team and base jumpers with more balls than a Percy Montgomery kicking session.
As usual the more than 100-strong Welsh men's choir was is fine voice, and the billy goat, a regular feature, was his usual well-behaved self.
Top Welsh alternative band Lost Prophets performed three songs from their new album, providing thrills for the younger fans amongst the 60 000 crowd, the biggest attendance for a "summer" test in Cardiff.
A youngish member of the security team resembling an older Elvis Presley, pork chop side burns and jet black dyed quaff of hair, was unimpressed.
"They are not my cup of tea," he quipped. "Sixties is more my bag," he added, tapping the silver guitar on his belt buckle.
Just before the teams walked out, three crazy base jumpers descended from the parapet of the stadium roof, a drop of almost 100 metres and lasting all of 2 seconds. Thankfully all three landed safely.
And so to the rugby. The anthems sung with gusto - including an apparently emotional rendition of the hosts anthem by the 4th and 5th (Welsh) match officials!
Another classic encounter with the confident Welsh storming into a 16-3 lead but relinquishing this to a new Bok team that was short on preparation but big on character. In the end the visitors had to withstand a spirited onslaught to preval 34-31.
And as Welsh singing legend Tom Jones celebrates his 70th birthday, the Boks head to the green, green grass of home to face Six Nations champs France in Cape Town on Saturday.