Highlands Park secured automatic promotion to the Absa Premiership after defeating the University of Pretoria 5-1 on Saturday afternoon.
Highlands only needed one point to secure promotion heading into Saturday afternoon's clash against The Students.
Owen da Gama's charges, however, managed to secure three points in emphatic style on Saturday afternoon to confirm their return to the South African top flight.
Sphiwe Mahlangu opened the scoring for Highlands in the first half, while Moeketsi Sekola, Lindokuhle Mbatha and Peter Shalulile got the other three goals on the day.
However, the Premier Soccer League recently confirmed that the Lions of the North will only lift the trophy on the final day of the season.