About Us & Owner

Safari Taxidermy has a formidable and well trained team who strive to mount exceptional trophies, show-casing skilled workmanship and quality of very high standards. Our objective is perfection and we hope to leave our valued clients with the best memories of their hunting experience, ensuring many return visits to our beautiful country.

Safari Taxidermy offers an exclusive, high quality and comprehensive service to both our local hunters and international clients. Services include amongst other the mounting or dipping and packing of trophies, expert advice, and going the extra mile to give our valued clients complete peace of mind.

Hopefully we will have the opportunity to meet you during your stay in South Africa. When visiting our premises you can assure yourself of the quality of our work. During your visit we can discuss your instructions for your trophies and all other relevant information regarding your trophies.

If time does not allow for you to visit us, all instructions and enquiries you might have can be finalized via e-mail.

Top to Left: NW Ligthelm, Riana Ligthelm, Cornelia Engelbrecht,  Elaine Vosloo, Lelani Anderson.

NW Ligthelm – Taxidermist & Owner

I am in the fortunate position to combine my passion for hunting together with my talents for taxidermy work. I started hunting since I was 9 years old and has grown into a very keen and ethical trophy hunter, naturalist and conservationist.

Being such a dedicated hunter, I serve as an active member of the Bushveld Hunters and Game Conservation Association. As a hunters instructor, I present lectures to new aspiring hunters to enable the existence of the hunting industry in South Africa.

I am a qualified official measurer for South African Record book, Rowland Ward and SCI.

Although we have a very qualified team of workers, I do the modelling of all the trophies myself. Each and every trophy is thoroughly checked by myself before leaving our premises. We guarantee a product as close to the original animal as humanly possible, not just in anatomy, but in posture and expression as well.