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Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:59 pm 
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I used to pick up cheetah on night drives relativly often - however (unless I was absolutly certain it was safe for the cheetah) my guests would not have seen it as I move the light away as soon as I have identified what I am looking at. Highlighting cheetah at night leaves them vulnerable to attack by other predators.

So if you have been out with a guide who knows these things it is entirely possible that they have just moved on without saying anything.

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Seen them twice on night drives, once at Lower Sabi on one of the fire breaks, and once on a night drive at Satara. Both were excellent sightings.


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About 15 years ago we also saw cheetah on a night drive from Lower Sabie on a fire break road.
The ranger (no names, no pack drill, he is still working in the park :wink:) stopped the vehicle and called the cheetah and it appeared, was amazing 8)


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Cheetah in Kgalagadi have been known to hunt spring hares at night!

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Here is the cheetah we saw at Nhlanganzwani Dam last february ; we were very happy as it was the first one we saw in the park
We were the only car and stayed a long time but haved to go because it was at the end of the afternoon .


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 Post subject: Guesstimates
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:35 pm 
ice asked for an idea as to the number of cheetah in KTP.

Cheetah are virtually impossible to count aerially, and rangers' estimates are the best guess, unless a specific photographic project is launched, as in Kruger.

The estimate for Kgalagadi has always remained pretty constant at around 150 or less! :shock:

On the other hand, the "Big 3" cat species in Kruger have had severe estimation-adjustments having to be made after scientific study.

Lion were always estimated at 1500, but Dr Butch Smuts' darting project in the 1970's led to the figure of closer to 2000 in the Central district alone! :shock:

Leopard were guessed at 900, but later pushed up to 2000!

Don't have the info on the Kruger cheetah project, but based on little change in sightings reports over the last decade, where they have always been guessed to be between 250-350, I would estimate them at around 400 presently in Kruger, for what it's worth...


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We have just had our best ever Cheetah trip, with, I think it was a total of at least 5 sightings in a 2 weeks.
Mostly on the S28, around Croc Bridge and one on the S29. :D

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ggreensill wrote:
Hey everybody.

Just a heads up for anyone that is going to be in kruger in the near future and is wanting to see cheetah. There is a mother with three fairly young cubs that were seen pretty much everyday on the S28 around the hide. We were lucky enough to see her on one of the days on the road the leads to the hide. The bush in that area is also fairly dead (mostly sand) so if I was wanting to see cheetah this is where I would start. Goodluck!! :D :D


I saw her on Sunday morning, she actually has four small furry cubs. I spotted her on the road leading towards the hide.
She has a gash on her right front leg, its looks nasty but it did not seem to hamper her movement.
I will post some pics ASAP.
These are some other cheetahs i have spotted recently.
Saw this one on the H5 this last Saturday.

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Saw this one just before the Paul Kruger gate two weeks ago.

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Here are some pics as promised.

Mom with cubs:

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Cubs huddled together with mom (Long shot):

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Mom telling her kids its time to go:

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Mom with cub in tow:

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One of her cute cubs:

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Another one:

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A sighting I'll never forget......


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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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Hi Anne-marie

I saw elsewhere in the discussion about King Cheetahs and white lions, that many years ago, there was a sighting of a KC in Kruger. I am not sure where all the places are where they can still be viewed. I just know about a place near Hartebeespoortdam, Pretoria, and then at the Cheetah project in Hoedspruit. Regarding the number - the ranger in Kapama told us that there is only 70 left.
What a sighting this will not be in the wild!

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:39 am 
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Does anyone agree that sightings of Lions are these days becoming less and the sightings of cheetahs have increased?
I have seen cheetahs on every visit to Kruger since jan 2007.

Here is some of the photo's:
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A very beautifull animal indeed - but my favourite is still the Leopard!!
Wish I could see them on each visit!

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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On traveling from Malelane to Afsaal we encountered these two magnificent cheetah.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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My wife and I just returned from Kruger. We went for our first wedding anniversary. We spent seven days in the park. On the 1st September our wedding day, we travelled from satara to croc bridge. up until then we haven't seen any cheetah. A few km's south of Satara we saw two leopards at the palms. Less than a km further we saw two cheetahs walking next to the road. Spent a little time there.
We travelled further south and between Tshokwane and Lower Sabie my wife saw a cheetah standing on a ant hill. there were impala about hundred meters away. The cheetah got off and started stalking the impala.
about five minutes later the chase started. One impala ran over the road not more than two meters from our car with the cheetah on his heels. The chase was succesful and the cheetah killed it about 50 meters from the road, but unfortunately the vegetation made it impossible for us to see the cheetah feeding.

Anyway we travelled on, not believing our luck. We booked in at croc bridge and in the afternoon we went for a drive on the s28. We came across a female cheetah with four halfgrown cubs. We spent an hour watching the cubs play.
What a day!!! I don't think we'll ever forget our 1st wedding anniversary full of spotted cats. Some days you're lucky and some days you're not. I just thought I'd share this with you.


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In December 2005 my son and myself spend a week in knp and enjoyed every moment. In my previous posting I shared one of my photos of 2 magnifficent cheetah. Here are some more.They stopped in the road and spotted a few Impala about 60 meters away.They stood starring and eventually chose a shady spot and lay down and as you can see they never took their eyes awayfrom the impala.They in turn stood barking at the cheetah. They did not bother runnig away.I suspect that the cheetah had already had a meal and were not that interested.

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They the crossed the road.

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