Cape Town - The Southern Kings remain winless in the PRO14 competition as they went down to Edinburgh at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday evening.
Edinburgh won 48-21, after leading 22-16 at half-time.
The home side scored two tries through Harlon Klaasen and Dries van Schalkwyk, while Kurt Coleman landed a conversion and three penalties.
Meanwhile, the Scottish outfit scored seven tries through Fraser McKenzie, Viliame Mata, Grant Gilchrist, Dougie Fife and a second-half hat-trick by Sam Hidalgo-Clyne.
South African-born Jaco van der Walt landed two conversions and a penalty, while Hidalgo-Clyne kicked three conversions for the visitors.
On Saturday, the Cheetahs take on Welsh club Scarlets in Bloemfontein at 19:35.
Tries: Klaasen, Van Schalkwyk
Penalties: Coleman (3)
Tries: Mckenzie, Mata, Gilchrist, Fife, Hidalgo-Clyne (3)
Conversions: Van der Walt (2), Hidalgo-Clyne (3)
Penalty: Van der Walt
15 Yaw Penxe, 14 Michael Makase, 13 Harlon Klaasen, 12 Berton Klaasen, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Kurt Coleman, 9 Rudi van Rooyen, 8 RuaanLerm, 7 Martinus Burger, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Bobby De Wee, 4 Stephan Greeff, 3 Rossouw De Klerk, 2 Stephan Coetzee, 1 Schalk Ferreira (captain)
Substitutes: 16 Alandre Van Rooyen, 17 Luvuyo Pupuma, 18 Pieter Scholtz, 19 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 20 Dries van Schalkwyk, 21 Godlen Masimla, 22 Barend Janse van Rensburg, 23 Jacques Nel
15 Blair Kinghorn, 14 Dougie Fife, 13 James Johnstone, 12 Phil Burleigh, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Nathan Fowles, 8 Cornell du Preez, 7 Jamie Ritchie, 6 Viliame Mata, 5 Grant Gilchrist, 4 Fraser McKenzie (captain), 3 Simon Berghan, 2 Neil Cochrane, 1 Rory Sutherland
Substitutes: 16 Cameron Fenton, 17 Michele Rizzo, 18 Murray McCallum, 19 Ben Toolis, 20 Luke Crosbie, 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, 22 Chris Dean, 23 Glenn Bryce