Rain and her beautiful Cheetah Cubs

by Angel
(Rustenburg SA)





we relocated to Rustenburg just to be closer to the park. we try to have at least 8 day visits a month. on two previous visits we were exited to have seen Rain and her three beautiful cubs but they were far away and hidden in long grass. on the 5th of this month we decided to cruise around Kgama drive as they had been seen in that area.

Driving along my fiance said look far away there's a stump I made him stop and I checked with the binos, it was one of the cheetah cubs I was so excited, but again so far away..we decided to just park as watch them we were the only one's there.

A few minutes later they started to move closer to us, my fiance jumped in the back seat and me in the drivers seat clicking away.

The sun was just coming up the light made the landscape look magical, the cheetahs came closer so I started the car but I didn't want to scare them. one came closer to see what I was doing. I slowly moved the car forward trying to take photos as well.

They looked at me strangely it felt like we had a connection but that may of been just my excitement, I could barely hold my camera still. they stayed for about 30 minutes it was only the distant voices of workers coming from the other end off the road that startled them, they crossed the road we followed them until we lost them in the thick long grass. This was one of the awesome, amazing experiences we have had in Pilanesberg with many more to come.

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Aug 25, 2015
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Magnificent cat
by: Jennifer

What a little patience can do! Well done on waiting for those perfect shots of Rain and her cubs. It's not every day that one gets to see this magnificent cat.

Aug 25, 2015
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Thank you
by: Angel

Thanks everyone for the nice comments Rain can be very hard to find, we were blessed for sure.
it's so wonderful Pilanesberg got her she is a wonderful mum. The cubs are so big if it wasn't for her collar it would be hard to tell them apart. I saw them with a kill a few weeks back the cubs were chasing the Jackals away they appear to have a lot of confidence.

Aug 25, 2015
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awesome
by: Anonymous

Love the story and the photos are wonderful

Aug 24, 2015
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Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience!
by: Mario

And well done on getting to see and photograph her with her cubs - Rain can be very elusive!

Aug 23, 2015
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Beauty at its Best...
by: Sandie

love all of your pictures,your story's and adventures,look forward to seeing what you post next...

Aug 23, 2015
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awesome
by: Daleen

It was so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Feel if i wass with u 2 in tjat vechile. I love the pic a lot. So, so awesome
Thanks

Aug 23, 2015
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Best day ever
by: Jaco

It was an amazing day and spending it with the love of my life plus being blessed to capture the moment , beauty and splender that came walking towards us as to greet us and share there beautiful scenery.
It was breathtaking and unforgetable♡♡♡♡

Aug 23, 2015
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Nice pics - thanks for sharing!
by: Mike

Yes, Rain is Madikwe's loss and Pilanesberg's gain!

Aug 23, 2015
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Amazing experience!
by: Brenda

Lovely images too!

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