We do different styles of skull mounts, the traditional European skull mounts, skull plates, skull plates covered with leather.
For warthog and bush pigs we do the full skull mount with tusks on shields or alternatively nose mounts with tusks, or just the tusks mounted on shields ( the traditional European style).
Solid brass plaques with your trophies details can be added to the shield, and different colours and styles of shields are available.
We do a large variety of shoulder mounts, left, right, and straight mounts can be done.
On special request we do extended shoulder mounts as well as mounting shoulder mounts on shields.
Sneak mounts can also be done on special request. Further special requests options are available if you send us a picture of what you require.
We have full mount mannikins / moulds of most of the species that occur in Southern Africa.
Most requests for specific mounts can be accommodated; as long as we have very clear instructions of what you require.
Most full mounts come with a custom base which is included in the price. Full mounts on pedestals are available at a separate cost for the pedestal.
All our pedestals are contracted out to a master carpenter who does all our wood work for us.
Different options are available with regards to the wood, colour and design of your pedestal. Solid indigenous woods are available at an additional cost. Full mounts can also be put on pedestals.
Options like shelves, inlays & fittings are available on request with clear instructions required.
Wall & Table Pedestal Mounts
Wall & Table pedestals of shoulder mounts are available at an additional cost.
Clear instructions are required on both these types of mounts.
Different options are available for table bases.
Bird & Reptile Mounts
Both birds and reptiles are required to be fresh when delivered to us to ensure that you get a good specimen when we are finished with your mount.
It is important not to have blood stains on bird’s feathers as blood can stain the feathers.
Most birds do require either hunting licences or permits; please consult us before bringing in any specimens so we can advise you what documentation are required.
Most species of reptiles are also protected and do require the owner to have the necessary permits when delivering specimens to us. Please consult us if you are not sure.?
Feet & Tail Mounts
Various options are available for the feet of animals such as ; ashtrays, bookends, lamps and tables.
Gun racks can be made to order with clear instructions. Copper and Solid Brass ashtrays are used.
Different wood and colours are available for the bookends, tables, gun racks & lamp bases.
Tail swishes can be done with the tails of Elephant, Giraffe, Blue Wildebeest, Black Wildebeest, Zebra being the most popular mounts. You can have them done with beads or without.
We normally do rug mounts of predators, but they can be done with species such as Bushpig and Zebra.
We recommend that black felt be used as it is a natural colour but different colours are available on request. Artificial jaw sets are used in all our rug mounts.
We can customize any mount to meet your requirement on the condition that we have very clear instructions and preferably photo’s to guide us.
For these custom mounts and custom bases there is an additional charge.
Artificial plants are used on all custom bases as some countries have very stringent import requirements with regards to natural plants and wood being used on bases.
Curio’s & Accessories
Handbags, wallets, brief cases and gun bags etc. can be manufactured from your hides and back skins on special request at an additional charge.
Please contact us for a full description of the range of products that can be manufactured for you. We do make a limited range of curios on site on special request.
Mounted trophies DO require maintenance.
1. Don’t leave mounted trophies in direct sun light.
2. Don’t leave them in an open area where they are exposed to open air.
3. Don’t hang them up above your fire place.
4. Don’t leave rug mounts & other trophies where dogs can chew ears and tails.
We treat our trophies with a water based cereal fur oil. Please contact us for further maintenance instructions.
If it is not possible for you to visit our studio, one of our staff can travel to meet with you and discuss your taxidermy order and various options available to you.
We can also assist with the skinning of large animals like Giraffe, Elephant etc. If you are looking to book a safari, we can refer you to reputable outfitters whom we do business with.
We will collect trophies country wide for our clients.
Please ensure your hunting outfitter has completed all Professional hunters registers, Permissions to hunt, copies of Farm exemptions & any permits if required.
Skinning & Salting
It is essential that trophies are well skinned and salted as soon as possible after an animal has been harvested.
This will ensure that you get a good mount at the end, field preparation is the key to getting a good trophy. We also offer a skinning service to our clients.
Dipping & Packing
We offer this service for those clients who wishes to have their trophies mounted in their country of residence.
All trophies are disinfected and dipped to meet veterinary export requirements as we are a Veterinary Approved facility. Reg no: ZA 8/10.
All crating is done on our premises by our own staff to ensure that no mistakes occur.
If you do a cost comparison you will see that it is cheaper to have your trophies mounted in Africa and shipped to you.
As we are a veterinary approved facility we can import trophies from any country.
Please contact us for further details.
Permit & Paperwork
We arrange & apply for all Import & Export permits.
Please ensure that your outfitter has got the correct paperwork when your trophies gets delivered: Professional hunters Register, copy of farm exemption (P3 certificate) permission to hunt & any other permits required.
Mannikin & Mould Making
All moulds and mannikins are sculpted and manufactured on our premises.
We can do almost any custom mount you require, provided we have clear instructions on what you want.
We tan and shave all hides and capes to be mounted on our premises, we do not use a commercial tannery to tan our capes to be mounted.
We use the latest tanning chemicals ie. Lutan F series of chemicals.
Rugs & Hides
Most antelope hides are tanned on our premises, we use the latest series of chemicals ie. Lutan F to tan rugs and hides for our clients.
More specialized tanning such as Zebra, Ostrich, Elephant, Hippo, Giraffe etc. and leathers are sent to a commercial tannery to be processed.