South Africa restored some pride as they ended their European tour with a crushing 45-10 victory over Scotland.
Jaque Fourie, Solly Tyibilika and Bryan Habana (two) scored tries and Jaco van der Westhuyzen landed two drop-goals to put South Africa 32-10 up at the break.
Captain Chris Paterson marked his 50th appearance for Scotland by kicking a penalty and converting a penalty try.
But Van der Westhuyzen capped a fine display with a late try to take his tally for the match to 14 points.
The Scots went into the game at Murrayfield still searching for their first major scalp since Matt Williams took charge after the World Cup last year.
But South Africa never looked like succumbing to a third defeat in four games after losses to Ireland and England.
The much-changed Springbok side drew first blood after nine minutes when Van der Westhuyzen broke and Fourie held off two tacklers to touch down in the corner.
Percy Montgomery had already missed a simple penalty in front of the posts, but he landed a superb conversion to make it 7-0.
Tyibilika marked his international debut with a try soon after, diving over from close range.
Montgomery converted and a simple drop-goal from fly-half Van der Westhuyzen stretched the lead before Paterson hit back with a penalty.
But the Springboks reasserted their authority with a huge drop-goal from Van der Westhuyzen, and a careless pass from Hugo Southwell allowed Habana to intercept for an easy try.
The tourists paid for their indiscipline after having locks Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha sin-binned as Scotland pressure yielded a penalty try.
But Habana struck another hammer blow before half-time with a second interception and score.
The scoring slowed after the break, with Springboks prop Gurthro Steenkamp having a try ruled out for stepping into touch.
But Montgomery added a penalty and Van der Westhuyzen another drop-goal as Scotland failed to mount a sustained threat.
And Van der Westhuyzen's man-of-the-match performance was complete when he touched down under the posts to leave Scotland with just a win over Japan to show from their four autumn Tests.
Scotland: Southwell, Paterson, Hinshelwood, Henderson, Lamont, Parks, Cusiter, Jacobsen, Bulloch, Kerr, Grimes, Hines, White, MacFadyen, Hogg.
Replacements: Russell, Douglas, MacLeod, Petrie, Blair, Ross, Morrison.
South Africa: Montgomery, Fourie, Joubert, Julies, Habana, van der Westhuyzen, du Preez, Steenkamp, Smit, van der Linde, Botha, Matfield, Tbilika, Rossouw, van Niekerk.
Replacements: Coetzee, du Randt, Britz, Cronje, Claassens, Bobo, du Toit.
Referee: N Williams (Wales).