Marcus Trescothick was the hero with 219 and 69 not out as England won by 9 wickets to level the series 2-2.
South Africa posted 484 as Gibbs made 183. The were bundled out for 229 in their second innings as Bicknell (4-84) and Harmison (4-33) bowled with fire to press for victory.
Earlier, England racked up 604-9 decl after Trescothick's double ton was supported by Thorpe (124) and Flintoff (95).
Alec Stewart retired after 133 Test matches on his home ground.
Matches Tagged in ClipDex2003 ENG v RSA 5th Test
Series Tagged in ClipDex2003 ENG v RSA Test Serie ...
Players Tagged in ClipDexThorpe, Graham P Kirsten, Gary Smith, Graeme C Kallis, Jacques H Gibbs, Herschelle H Giles, Ashley F Stewart, Alec J Harmison, Stephen J Trescothick, Marcus E Anderson, James M Bicknell, Martin P Rudolph, Jacobus A Butcher, Mark A Vaughan, Michael P Pollock, Shaun M Flintoff, Andrew Adams, Paul R Hall, Andrew J
Grounds Tagged in ClipDexThe Oval
Categories Tagged in ClipDexTest Matches