"The Proteas' spectacular successes in Australia provides lessons and inspiration for our rugby players as we get set for the start of the 2009 season," said de Villiers, who is entering his second year in charge of the world champions.
"As our five Super 14 franchises prepare for the imminent 2009 season they would do well to draw inspiration from the Proteas.
"The Springboks certainly will in a season that features the British & Irish Lions tour, a tough Vodacom Tri-Nations campaign and end-of-season tour to Europe."
De Villers' comments suggest that the Springboks' will be leaving no stone unturned in their search for their first series victory over the Lions since 1980.
The South Africans were on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline the last time the Lions toured the country and everyone involved with South African rugby appears determined to ensure that a similar outcome is avoided this time around.
"For starters, this Protea team was well prepared," added de Villiers.
"The foundations for the success in Australia were laid in earlier test series successes on the road against India and England in 2008. The challenge of playing - and beating - Australia in Australia was immense but they approached it with every i dotted and every t crossed.
"The Proteas remained focused throughout a very long tour. With games coming thick and fast, the guys looked fresh and focused. Clearly they were enjoying their cricket.
"After going 2-0 up in the test series they acknowledged that much hard work still lay ahead. They set about that work with a level dedication and application that should inspire us all."
De Villiers' description of the manner in which the Proteas achieved their success also gave an insight into his mindset on selection and team spirit ahead of next summer's clash with the Lions.
Throughout their November tour of the UK, the Springbok players praised the unique atmosphere within the camp and that is something their coach is clearly keen to nurture in the lead up to the first Test in Durban on June 20.
His thoughts also suggest that he will continue to place his faith in a core group of World Cup winners within the Springbok squad, while also giving an opportunity to any youngsters who may impress during the forthcoming Super 14 season.
"By the time the Proteas went into the first test in Perth, their line-up was settled and confident with a good combination of level-headed experience and some really talented younger players. From there they had something to build on, which they did in a spectacular way.
"Another noticeable quality was the team's self belief. They shied away from the sideshows and media banter and stuck to their guns. Even when the going got tough, in Perth and Melbourne, they persevered and pulled through. They played as a team with each guy giving his best, at times in difficult situations, and they got the most out of each and every player."