West Indies, after a spectacular third wicket partnership of 176 runs, which saw tons from Kraigg Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels, collapsed dramatically from 231 for two to 275 for nine , giving South Africa the upper hand.
Hashim Amla hit a double-century and Stiaan van Zyl a century on debut as South Africa declared their first innings on 552 for five against the West Indies before rain shortened day two fo the first Test at Centurion.
Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers both scored centuries during an unbroken 283-run partnership that helped South Africa recover from a poor start to day one of the first Test against the West Indies at Centurion.
West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin is not shying away from the challenge of taking on the world's best Test team in South Africa but knows that a "complete team effort" will be required to beat the Proteas.
South Africa have recalled left-arm spinner Robin Peterson and included uncapped pair Temba Bavuma and Kagiso Rabada in their squad to play the West Indies in a three-match series that begins later this month.