I stayed at Pretoriuskop with my wife and family for a few nights in December 2011.
The morning early my wife and I went out for a drive and we found absolutely nothing besides a few Impala, we went back to the camp and later the morning we went for another drive, and that was the best game viewing drive I have had to date at the Kruger.
We started our drive at about 11:00am and we drove up the S7 towards Phabeni Gate. 3km before the S3 turn we found a pride of 7 lions lying on the rocks, we stayed with them for a small period of time after which we drove on, at the point where the S7 & S3 meet we found a cheetah lying in the middle of the road, rolling and playing like a little kitten, we stayed with the cheetah for about 2 hours before we moved on and drove up the S3, we then turned down the S1 towards Skukuza and a few kilometers down the road we found a beautiful Leopard walking next to the road, it was a brief sighting but still at this point we could not believe our luck, continuing down the S1 we found rhino, elephant and loads of normal game.
Just before we got to Skukuza we found a pack of 9 Wild dogs lying next to the road, it was spectacular but due to time constraints we had to leave and headed back to Pretoriuskop.
On the way back down the S1 we found hyena and again loads of normal game.
We just turned down the S2 and we came across another pack of dogs, 3 this time running next to the car down the road but they eventually stopped and headed back up the S2 to Phabeni and we could not follow so we resided to go and see if the lions were still on the rocks before going into camp, we arrived where we left the lions but they were gone but not gone far, we found them a few kilometers down the road hunting what seemed to me like one of the largest herds of Buff I have seen in the Kruger, however we could not stay as we were now pushing our luck we moved on and arrived at the gate just in time for closing time.
SO to summarize:
Wild dogs twice
This all on one drive, the best drive ever.
However this was not the end of our luck, the next morning we drove out and found another cheetah just outside Pretoriuskop.
We moved to Lower Sabie and we found another 4 cheetah on the H10 about 5km from lower Sabie and on the way back to camp we saw a leopard just before the camp gate.
The 4th day we drove down towards croc bridge as we were going to stay with family in Komati and found another leopard on the S28 by Nlanganwani water hole. Fantastic.
Staying in komati we drove in everyday, ad our luck could not get any better but it did. we drove up towards Lower Sabie and turned down the S137 towards the S28, (One of my favorite roads in the Kruger) Just before reaching the S28 we found a mother cheetah with 5 cubs.
We sat with her for a while and drove down the S28 back towards crock bridge.
Again we found another 3 male cheetah lying next to the road, however there were loads of vehicles so we moved on, just before we reached the H4-2 we came across something really interesting, another 8 cheetah, it was strange because there was 2 adult females and 6 cubs. I have never seen 2 mothers together.
The next morning we drove back to Johannesburg, to this day I have never seen so many cheetah in the park, we saw 19 individual cheetahs, 3 leopards and 2 wild dog sightings in 3 days. Lucky much??
This was spectacular but the best place to see cheetah is not the Kruger, the S28 is amazing and you have a great chance to see these majestic cats but there is one place were your probability is better, I have seen 16 different cheetah in one day in the central Kalahari game reserve in Botswana. funny also in the month of December but back in 2001.