Michael Clarke insists Cape Town holds no fear for his side, who must bounce back from both a poor batting collapse and last-start Newlands nightmare if they're to win the three-Test series against South Africa.
Chris Rogers scored a resolute century on day four of the second Test, but was one of nine wickets to fall in an extended final session as Australia were all out for 216 with two balls remaining in the day's play.
Australia now have five days to reassess after the 231-run loss in Port Elizabeth before the series decider starts on Saturday at Newlands, where Australia were rolled for 47 on their most recent visit in 2011.
Clarke termed the picturesque ground a magnificent place befitting a tour finale, and was upbeat about his side's hopes of posting their first Test series win on foreign soil since downing West Indies in April 2012.
"Probably the same way South Africa got over it after Centurion," Clarke said of how he will turn things around.
"I said last time we were here I wished there was a third Test match being 1-1, so now we've got that.
"Generally when the sun's out it's a good wicket and when it's overcast there's a lot of hard work to be done for the batters."
Rogers showed plenty of grunt on Sunday but once David Warner departed for 66, his top-order teammates fell over liked dominoes as Australia lost 10-90.
"Our batting wasn't good enough ... but credit to the South African bowling attack," Clarke said.
"It was only seven days ago we were playing fantastic cricket so I'm not too concerned."
Graeme Smith has the perfect chance to record South Africa's first Test series win at home over Australia since readmission in 1994.
"It (Newlands) is a ground that we have a lot of confidence at, have performed well for a very long time," Smith said.
"We know how to win there."
Rogers was run out for 107 at 6.26pm attempting a risky single and the match ended the following over when Nathan Lyon was adjudged lbw, despite edging the ball.
The 36-year-old put on a fluent 126-run opening stand with Warner (66), piloting his side to a score of 1-141 at tea.
It then all fell apart for Australia as they wilted dramatically in pursuit of the target of 448 that Smith set with a declaration at 5-270 in the morning.
The No.1 team on the ICC's rankings flexed their muscle, none more so than Dale Steyn, in an incredible 5.5 overs of cricket in which the visitors added five runs for the loss of five wickets.
Steyn captured the scalps of Clarke (one), Steve Smith (duck) and Brad Haddin (one) in a fiery four-over spell of 3-10.
Duminy, who hurt his ribs diving on a ball in the final hour of play, was named man of the match for his knock of 123 in the first innings.