The Cheetahs withstood a spirited late onslaught from Griquas on Saturday afternoon to win their last Currie Cup fixture of the campaign 22-18 in Kimberley.
Coach Hawies Fourie's team led 10-6 at half time, and not for the first time this season they had to thank the booming boot of experienced Springbok midfielder Frans Steyn for steering them home.
The big inside centre succeeded with five penalties and a conversion for another flawless kicking display and a personal tally of 17 points.
Hooker Marnus van der Merwe scored their only try early in the first half of a tight contest.
Gideon van der Merwe (flank) and Daniel Kasende (right wing) each scored a try for the hosts, while flyhalf Tinus de Beer (two penalty kicks) and replacement fly half George Whitehead (conversion) added the rest of the points via successful kicks.
Griquas – Tries: Gideon van der Merwe and Daniel Kasende; Conversion: George Whitehead; Penalties: Tinus de Beer (2).
Cheetahs – Try: Marnus van der Merwe; Conversion: Frans Steyn; Penalties: Steyn (5).