South Africa's Olympic team arrived home Tuesday, getting a heroes welcome from hundreds of cheering supporters as they made their way out of OR Tambo International airport.
South Africa won six medals at the London 2012 games, and were given a heroes welcome on their return.
They picked up gold medals in rowing and swimming, and star runner Caster Semenya claimed silver in the women's 800m.
The men's lightweight four rowing team claimed an unexpected gold in their event - the country's first ever Olympic rowing title.
Two golds came in the pool - as Chad le Clos held off the challenge of Olympic great Michael Phelps to win the men's 200m butterfly, whilst Cameron van der Burgh powered his way to victory in the men's 100m breastroke.
Bridgitte Hartley claimed bronze in the women's kayak single 500m - and their was a silver medal for Caster Semenya.
The 800 metre runner was given the honour of carrying South Africa's flag into the opening ceremony, and she was keen to thank the South African's for their support.
Caster Semenya, 800m silver medallist: "I would like to thank them (the people of South Africa) for the support that they have given to me. I love them and I will continue making them proud."
South Africa ended up an impressive 23rd in the medal table, after finishing joint 70th in Beijing.
South Africa's athletes return homeWednesday, August 15 2012