Lookout Cheetah


This marvellous sculpture, entitled “Surveying Cheetah” stands in the middle of the steps going down into the Botanical Gardens at Kirstenbosch, Cape Town.

Everyone stops to admire it or pose by it for a mini photo shoot. I had to wait quite a while to capture the cheetah standing alone. However, I didn’t mind, because one of the admirers was a toddler, who caressed the bronze statue and then climbed up onto the plinth to get a better look!

You may remember an old post of mine called Fluidity, that shows another statue, with a cheetah trying to catch a buck leaping in the air.


The accomplished artist is Dylan Lewis, who has a sculpture garden in Stellenbosch.


post script: For those of you who like word play, the title can be read as either, “Lookout! There’s a cheetah!” or, “Here’s a cheetah, looking out over the savannah.” Your choice!



18 thoughts on “Lookout Cheetah

  1. Garfield Hug

    “Lookout there’s a cheetah” works for me. Thanks for showing me the gardens through your eyes!!😊Happy Friday and International Doughtnut Day!!🍡🍩

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha I don’t expect ever to bump into one. πŸ™‚
      Donut day?? I had no idea! I hope you treated yourself to a teeny bite! πŸ™‚


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