Cape Town – Guests staying at the umVangati House in the Blyde River Canyon region next to the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga had a surprise visitor – a male cheetah that graced them with its presence, as it strolled confidently through the resort’s lounge area.
The video was taken by Jaco Geldenhuys (@jacog9), who posted it to TikTok with the caption “King of Speed”.
In the video, the cheetah enters the lounge area and takes a few confident strides around the seating area. He approaches an outdoor sitting area, where four guests are seen sitting down to have breakfast, some barely noticing the animal.
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The video has garnered much attention among South African TikTok users, with over 220 000 views. Many social media users left comments on the video’s post.
Terry said: “What’s the name of this place? So that I never go there!
Nelz commented: “Why are you all calm? My sister there with the pink attire, why are you composed?? ?I would’ve scromed ??”
Chef Nosy wrote : “The xhosa (ness) in me would have screamed out my lungs to death and die on the spot. ?????”
Compiled by Matthew Petersen