Qantas Wallabies coach Robbie Deans issued a warning today the world champion Springboks will be a finely tuned unit for this season's Tri Nations series.
South Africa will play the Qantas Wallabies twice on Australian soil this year, with the second of the Tests at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on 5 September.
Tickets for the Brisbane Test go on sale through Ticketek from 9am tomorrow.
Deans said the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa next month, which includes three Tests against the Springboks, will have the South Africans primed for the annual triangular tournament to follow against their SANZAR rivals Australia and New Zealand.
"It will be a massive series against the Lions and coming out of that, the Springboks will be in good shape," he said.
"They are also the world champions. So the Test in Brisbane will be a huge challenge and one we're looking forward to as part of our 2009 campaign."
The 5 September Test will be the last in this year's seven-game Bundaberg Rum Rugby Series for the Qantas Wallabies in Australia.
They open their 2009 domestic season against the Barbarians in Sydney on 6 June, followed by Tests against Italy in Canberra (13 June) and Melbourne (20 June).
The first of the Tri Nations matches in Australia will be against the All Blacks in Sydney on 22 August, followed by the Qantas Wallabies clash with the Springboks in Perth on 29 August.
The two sides will then head to Brisbane.
Australian Rugby Union has offered Brisbane fans the chance to secure a ticket to the Test for up to $50 less than the price for corresponding seats to last year's clash with the All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium.
The best seats in the house in the platinum category will go on sale for $139 for the Springboks showdown.
It represents a significant drop on the $189 to see the All Blacks last year.
Platinum category tickets for this year's lone Brisbane Test are also only $4 more expensive than the last time Suncorp Stadium hosted a World Cup champion outfit back in 2004.
On that occasion England played the Qantas Wallabies the year after winning the William Webb Ellis trophy in Sydney.
Australia took revenge for their 2003 Rugby World Cup final defeat by smashing the English 51-15 in Brisbane.
Gold category tickets for the clash with South Africa will be available at $119 with silver $89 and bronze $69.
Children's tickets will start at $34.50 while family packages (two adults and two children or one adult and three children) will be available from $138.
"We believe we're delivering genuine value for money across the board in 2009," said ARU Managing Director and CEO John O'Neill.
"The Springboks are the reigning Rugby World Cup champions and the ticket pricing policy for that match is certainly comparable with what we did when England was in Brisbane five years ago.
South Africa last played at Suncorp Stadium in 2006 when the Qantas Wallabies won with a record-breaking 49-0 scoreline.
Matt Giteau scored two of Australia's six tries on the night.