Incoming Trophies

Safari Taxidermy guarantees prompt, friendly service together with excellent correspondence from our offices. After your hunt, your Outfitter will contact us to make arrangements to collect your trophies.  After we receive your hunting trophies it will be checked and tagged immediately to be easily identifiable, because we know how important your trophies are to you. You can rest assured that we have several control measures in place to ensure that at the end of the process you receive your own prized trophies.

An e-mail of acknowledgement will be sent out to discuss your order, once we have your trophies on hand.

A trophy list confirming your instructions will be forwarded to you as soon as we have your order finalized on our system. Each hunter and client has his own needs and preferences so be assured that all your enquiries will be dealt with thoroughly and individually.

For your information we offer a quick explanation of Dip and Pack option vs. Mounting option:

Dip and pack:
•Dip & Pack refers to the cleaning of skulls and dipping of skins in insecticide according to International Veterinary.

Regulations for export.   Safari Taxidermy is a Veterinary Approved Dip & Pack facility which offers expert trophy preparation.

• The trophy is mounted according to your specific instructions and the completed trophy is exported back home in its final form ready for display.

Please also note that postures for mounts are always seen from the animal’s perspective.

We will start processing your (fully processed) taxidermy order upon receipt of a 50% deposit.  Full payment is required on all dip and pack orders.   Full payment details will be provided when sending out your trophy list.

Measuring Trophies for Rowland Ward and SCI

As official Safari Club International (SCI) and Rowland Ward measurers we can measure your prized trophies on request. Assurance can be giving to all trophy owners that all measurements are done by the Taxidermist in his personal capacity.


Our skilled crating team will securely pack your trophies in a wooden crate, which will be custom made for your consignment, based on your order.  Our crates are made from very high-quality wood and complies with the International Standards for regulating wood packaging material.  Before any crate leaves our premises, it is check by the Taxidermist himself to ensure that your trophies are well packed to keep them intact and safe during the journey to their respective destinations.

Guidelines for exporting trophies

The following required documentation needs to be handed in for the issuing of the clients Export permit, failure to do so can delay the issuing of the permits:

  • A fully completed and signed copy of the PH Register.
  • Permission to hunt letter from the land owner to the client/hunter.
  • Valid Exemption Permit (P3) from landowner signed by the landowner.
  • Original Cites Hunting Permit (If applicable)
  • Original TOPS Hunting Permit (If applicable)
  • Original Hunting Permit (If applicable)
  • Copy of Outfitters licence
  • Copy of PH licence
  • Copy of clients passport

Please ensure that you have your own set of documentation after your hunt is complete, as strict U.S. laws prohibits more than one hunter’s trophies on the same export documentation or to be packed in the same crate.

It is very important that we have your physical address as well as your full names as listed on your passport to enable us to apply for the export permit. Should the address where you would like your trophies to be delivered differ, please ensure that we also receive your forwarding address.

Your export permit application/s will be submitted to the Provincial Nature Conservation Departments a few weeks prior to crating. We respectfully ask that you will be patient while we wait for the South African authorities to issue your export permit/s.

Once your trophies are ready and upon receipt of final payment, we will make arrangements with our preferred shipping agent to collect your consignment.  We also prepare your export documentation accurately to facilitate ease of delivery.

The shipping company will be in contact with you regarding the furtherance of your shipment once they have your shipment on hand. They will also forward you the final freight details, which need to be paid into their account.

You are most welcome to contact us directly should you have any further taxidermy related enquiries.

Guidelines for importing trophies from neighbouring African countries and other parts of the world

We import trophies from our neighbouring countries as well as other parts in the world on a regular basis. Copies of all valid export documentation, i.e. Veterinary, Nature Conservation permits for plains game and CITES permits for endangered species, need to be e-mailed to us as soon as it becomes available. These documents must be made out to: Client, c/o Safari Taxidermy, 47 Goud Street, Laboria, Polokwane 0699, South Africa.

On receipt of the above-mentioned copies, we will immediately apply for the import documentation.

We will arrange for your trophies to be imported safely to South Africa, once our Authorities have issued the import documentation. Please just take note that this is a lengthy process but we can assure you of our full attention and thorough follow-up in this regard.

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: The consignment should under no circumstances be dispatched, until we have forwarded copies of the import documentation to the exporters. Shipments arriving before all valid documentation has been issued, are liable to be confiscated.