Cheetahs of the         Kruger National Park

Cheetah in golden light in Kruger ParkCheetah marking territory on Doispan Road
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Here is a gallery of some of the cheetah photographs that we, the authors of the Photographer's Guide to the Greater Kruger National Park, have captured on our many visits to the world-famous Kruger National Park. 

Cheetahs are one of the 'super-seven' animals, which includes wild dogs and the big-five (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos & buffaloes). 

Cheetahs looking at us from Flat rock on the S3 near Pretoriuskop in the Kruger ParkCheetahs looking at us from Flat rock
Cheetah chase on the S100 near Satara in the Kruger ParkCheetah chase on the S100
Cheetah on termite mound on doispan road, Kruger parkCheetah on termite mound on Doispan road
Cheetah looking for prey in Kruger ParkCheetah looking for prey along Doispan road
Male cheetahs in the Kruger Park fighting for dominanceTwo male cheetahs fighting for dominance just past Tshokwane
Cheetahs on H1-7 near Shingwedz In the Kruger ParkCheetahs on H1-7 near Shingwedz
Cheetah Running on flat rock in Kruger ParkCheetah chasing after impala on flat rock on S3 - they missed!
Cheetahs lying on Flat rock at sunset on the S3 near Pretoriuskop in the Kruger ParkCheetahs lying on Flat rock (S3) at sunset
Cheetahs running on Flat rock on the S3 near Pretoriuskop in the Kruger ParkCheetahs running on Flat rock near Pretoriuskop

If you struggle to find and photograph cheetahs on your Kruger safaris you're not alone, as these are the most difficult of the big cats to locate! We have been visiting the Kruger Park for more than twenty years and in the beginning we used to struggle to find cheetahs, but after spending over 500 days in the park on self-drive safaris, we and our co-author, Trevor Barnett, have had nearly 100 cheetah sightings. In this eBook we provide all our tips on how to find these most elusive of the big cats cats and then how best to photograph them. 

Photographers Guide to the Greater Kruger National Park

"Planning a Kruger trip? A new guide by pro photographers holds the key to good pictures.

Learn from the folks who spent 517 days in the park and make your photos sing!" 

- Romi Boom, Editor of Wildcard Magazine, South Africa

Cheetah family lying on S30 Salitje road in the Kruger ParkCheetah family lying on S30 Salitje road
Cheetah mother and cub in Kruger on the S145Cheetah mother and cub in Kruger on the S145
Cheetah in golden light on the H10 in the Kruger ParkCheetah in golden light on the H10
Yawning Cheetah on Salitje road in the Kruger ParkYawning Cheetah on Salitje road
Cheetah jumping on road sign on the H1-7 near Shingwedzi in the Kruger ParkCheetah jumping on road sign near Shingwedzi
Cheetah brothers walking on the H1-7 in the Kruger ParkCheetah brothers walking to waterhole on the H1-7
Cheetah sniffing on sign on the H1-7 in the Kruger ParkCheetah sniffing around on sign on the H1-7
Cheetah lying on termit mound in Sabi SandsCheetah lying on termit mound in Sabi Sands
Cheetah in tree after Wild Dogs chased it, on the H7 Orpen road in the Kruger ParkWild Dogs chased Cheetah up a tree on H7
Cheetah cubs on the S30 Salitje road in the Kruger ParkCheetah cubs sitting on the S30 Salitje road
Cheetah males fighting on the H1-3 near Mazithi in the Kruger ParkCheetah males fighting over female on the H1-3 near Mazithi Dam
Cheetah taken on Photographic Safari at Cheetah Plains Lodge in Sabi SandsCheetah taken in Golden light at Cheetah Plains
Cheetahs with kill on the S100 near Satara in the Kruger ParkCheetahs with kill on the S100 near Satara

The majority of these cheetah photographs were captured on self-drive safaris, on normal tourist roads, when we were on our vacations, which are anything from a few days over a long weekend, to annual holidays of 14-17 days duration.

Photographers Guide to the Greater Kruger National Park

"It's an excellent publication and a snip at the price. Very comprehensive as it covers so many options for places to stay in and around KNP, gives good ideas on the best places to stop for photo opportunities and lots of hints & tips on how to get better photographs. 

It's a good read too and it's like the biggest trip report I have ever read, so I think those who have been before will enjoy it as much as I have in anticipation of my first visit!"  - Dave Williams, Llandudno, Wales

Cheetahs Yawning on termite mound in Kruger ParkCheetahs Yawning on termite mound

Cheetah cubs taken near Crocodile Bridge in Kruger ParkCheetah cubs taken near Crocodile Bridge
Cheetahs sitting on termite mound on the H1-1 Napi road in the Kruger ParkCheetahs sitting on termite mound on the Napi road

"This is an indispensable guide to getting the best out of Kruger, camera in hand or not!”

Caroline Webb, Associate Editor, Getaway Magazine, South Africa



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