The Currie Cup defending champions ran in 10 tries to thrash the Griffons in Welkom on Sunday afternoon.
Replacement hooker PJ Jacobs scored a hat-trick as the Pumas scored 45 unanswered points in the second half to beat the Griffons 64-6 at North West Stadium.
The visitors sprinted into an early lead, running in first-quarter tries through flanker Deon Slabbert and scrumhalf Giovan Snyman, who displayed neat footwork to beat his man for a 12-3 lead.
A try from Pumas lock Malembe Mpofu kept the scoreboard ticking over but they suffered a setback just before the break when No 8 Kwanda Dimaza received a yellow card for a dangerous tackle.
Griffons flyhalf Robbie Petzer banged over the penalty to make it 19-6 in favour of Pumas at half time.
Outside centre Diego Appollis scored the Pumas’ bonus-point try four minutes into the second half, but they toiled longer for their fifth, breaking down a grittier Griffons defence at the end of the third quarter for Jacobs’ first try.
A great line and powerful run from replacement No 8 Ruwald van der Merwe resulted in the Pumas’ sixth try, before Jacobs completed a hat-trick, crossing twice shortly after Griffons replacement loose forward Sokuphumla Xakalashe was yellow-carded for a high tackle.
A crafty try from replacement scrumhalf Chriswill September was followed by replacement flyhalf Brandon Thomson scoring to complete a massacre at the North West Stadium.