They left Cape Town after it emerged they were staying in the same hotel as Sonny Bill Williams.
But David and Candice Warner were back in the South African city today as they returned from a trip to safari reserve, and were seen relaxing with family and friends.
Warner spent time away with his wife, Candice, and their children this week after it emerged the Australian cricket team were checked into the same hotel as footy star Williams.
The coincidence was particularly awkward following Candice’s toilet tryst with Williams before she was with her cricket star husband, David.
The family went out for a walk in the city on Saturday ahead of the Third Test against South Africa, which starts on Thursday.
They strolled along the V&A Waterfront, a popular hotspot with tourists, together with Shaun Marsh and his family, wife Rebecca and their son.
Pushing his two daughters in their double-stroller, the two families laughed and joked.
Candice was joined in South Africa by members of her family understood to be her mother and brother.
The Australian team had been given some time off and were checked into the $700-a-night Cullinan hotel.
But Warner decided to whisk his wife and children away to the exclusive Sabi Sabi reserve – a two-and-a-half hour flight 2,000km north east of Cape Town.
Warner returned to Cape Town hours before Williams and his Auckland Blues teammates faced the Cape Town based Stormers on Sunday afternoon in Super Rugby.
And to make matters more awkward for the Warners, Williams was still in Cape town after the match, sharing an image on Instagram showing he was yet to head home to New Zealand.
It emerged on Thursday the two teams had been checked into the same hotel last week.
Warner, the Australian vice-captain, and New Zealander Williams have been back in the headlines as a bitter sledging spat underlines the on-field action in South Africa.
Quinton de Kock, the South African wicketkeeper, and Warner have been involved in several disputes on the field during the first two Tests.
It relates to comments De Kock made about an infamous toilet tryst between Williams and Warner’s wife – then known as Candice Falzon – in a Sydney pub in 2007.
Controversy during the series has been turned up a notch with players facing disciplinary action for excessive sledging, send-offs and friction in the dressing rooms.
South African fans have been getting involved producing masks of Williams and wearing them to mock Warner during the Second Test in Port Elizabeth.
The stunt is said to have caused outrage among the Australian camp.
Warner and de Kock’s spat began when the pair traded barbs as they walked toward the changing rooms during the First Test in Durban.
Warner was caught on camera calling de Kock a ‘f**king sook’ as the players left the field at tea on day four of the first Test, before a tit-for-tat exchange turned ugly.
CCTV footage shows wicketkeeper Tim Paine struggling to restrain an irate Warner as he turns to confront the South African.
Warner has accepted a level-two charge of bringing the game into disrepute.
He was fined $13,500 and given three demerit points, meaning he will cop an automatic suspension for any further misdeeds in the next two years.
At a conduct hearing, South Africa failed to overturn the level-one charge against De Kock as he was fined 25 per cent of his match fee and given one demerit point.