Akona Ndungane and Bryan Habana both scored a brace and had a hand in the four tries for the Bulls.
Ex-Bloemfontein boytjie, Morné Steyn, scored 25 of the Bulls points with a try, seven conversions, a penalty and a drop goal. The latter was from almost 50 metres out.
Bulls and Springbok scrumhalf, Fourie du Preez, left the field early in the match with a broken hand.
The Cheetahs played well in the first half, scoring first after centre, JW Jonker, scored his first of two tries followed by their winger, Jongi Nokwe, who scored his seventh try of the season.
He is the leading South African try scorer in the Super 14 season. Nokwe's try came after CJ van der Linde burst through a couple of tackles before off-loading to the speedster who had too much gas for the cover defence.
Pierre Spies (eighthman) of the Bulls also confirmed that he is close to regaining his form which made him a Springbok.
The Bulls totally overshadowed their opponents in the second half scoring 42 points with the home side only managing three points via a penalty by Tewis de Bruyn.
Tries - JW Jonker (2), Jongi Nokwe
Con - Tewis de Bruyn
Pen - Tewis de Bruyn
Tries - Akona Ndungane (2), Pierre Spies, Bryan Habana (2), Werner Kruger, Morne Steyn, Zane Kirchner
Con - Morne Steyn (7)
Pen - Morne Steyn
Drop - Morne Steyn
Saturday May 17
Referee: Phillip Bosch (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Willie Roos (South Africa), Joey Salmans (South Africa)
TMO: Michael Cupido (South Africa)
Assessor: Arrie Schoonwinkel (South Africa)
Timekeeper: Neville Heilbron (South Africa)