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It remains the clients’ preference when it comes to deciding to do taxidermy work in South Africa or in your own country. We are, however, responsible for the permits and documentation required for the exportation of your trophies. Trophies are shipped from South Africa raw or mounted. In the case of a raw shipment, the trophies will be sent to the taxidermist of your choice in your country after being thoroughly treated by a South African taxidermist. The regulations and procedures for exporting vary depending on the species hunted.
Important information concerning taxidermy work:
  • New requirements by the USA states that only one clients’ trophies are allowed per crate.
  • Trophies must remain in South Africa for a minimum of 90 days before shipping.
  • Warthogs can cause a delay in shipping if the state veterinarian of the area is not available to issue transport permits.
  • Delays may be encountered in the issuing of permits by the relevant government agencies.
  • Please note that taxidermy rates may be quoted in South African Rand or US$ and that the exchange rate may vary.
  • Shipping costs will be confirmed once the work has been completed.
  • A deposit is required before any taxidermist work is done on your trophy and will ensure that your work goes on the production line as soon as possible.
  • Warthog products must be packed in a separate crate.
  • Raw and processed products may not be shipped together.
  • Taxidermy work can take between 12-18 months to complete.

Permits are required for the hunting of certain species.  It is therefore advised that a wish list be discussed prior to your arrival.


South Africa is home to a wide variety of wild animals and this makes it a hunter’s paradise.
In the Limpopo Province, wildlife includes the following species:
  • 17 species of game including kudu, impala, and blue wildebeest
  • 12 species specially protected wild animals including roan antelope and white rhino
  • 33 species protected wild animals such as buffalo, hippo, and giraffe
  • 6 species of non-indigenous animals including blesbuck, black wildebeest and grysbuck
The following books are recommended for a better understanding of the mammals and birds of Southern Africa:
The Mammal Guide of Southern Africa
– Burger Cilliers
Roberts Birds of Southern Africa
– Maclean
A field guide to the animal tracks of SA
– L Lienberg
Bushveld (including the Kruger Lowveld)
– Lee Gutteridge
Sharps Grysbok 1″ 3/85″
Blue Duiker 1″ 6/8 4″ 2/8
Damara Dik Dik 2″ 3/87″
Red Duiker2″ 4/8 8″
Suni 3″ 9″
Cape Grysbok 3″ 5″
Klipspringer 4″ 1/810″
Common Duiker 4″ 4/811″
Steenbuck4″ 4/88″
Bushbig 5″ 4/812″
Oribi 5″ 7/8 13″
Mountain Reedbuck 6″ 7/8 11″
Grey Rhebuck 7″ 7/816″
Warthog13″ 29″
Bontebok 14″ 37″
Reedbuck 14″21″
Springbuck 14″30″
Tsesebe 15″ 40″
Bushbuck 15″ 33″
Blesbuck 16″ 4/8 40″
Black Wildebeest 22″ 7/8 72″
Red Hartebeest 23″ 62″
Impala 23″ 5/852″
Roan 27″ 67″
Nyala 27″63″
Waterbuck 28″ 67″
Blue Wildebeest28″ 4/8 70″
Eland 35″77″
Gemsbuck (Oryx) 40″ 81″
Sable 41″7/8 96″
Kudu 53″ 7/8 121″
Elephant 80 lb 90 lb
Buffalo 42″ 101″
Hippo 29″ 7/8 50″
Rhino (White) 28″70″
Crocodile 14 ft 9’7”
Brown Hyenanana
Spotted Hyenanana
African Civitnana
African Wild Catnana
Honey Badgernana
Vervet Monkeynana

Importation of firearms

  • Persons must be 21 years and older to import rifles.
  • Clients are allowed 2 rifles of different calibers and 1 shotgun per person.
  • No semi- or automatic weapons are allowed.
  • The client must have a gun license or affidavit proving ownership of the firearm.
  • A letter of invitation from your Outfitter is required on his letterhead. This will be provided as soon as your hunt is booked and confirmed.
  • The client must submit a motivation letter to the SAPS (South African Police Service) stating why firearms are needed (in this case, to hunt).
  • All firearms must be declared to Customs before leaving your country of residence and needs to be done well in advance.
  • A 4457 Customs Declaration Form is required to take your weapons back to the USA.

  • The client must complete the SAPS 520 form (Application for Temporary Permit) when he arrives at the airport. You will require the serial numbers, model, and caliber of the weapons for this document.
  • The SAPS will check your documents and stamp the permit which will be valid until the date of departure.
  • The clients must declare all weapons on arrival at the SAPS office located at the airport to submit SAPS 520 form to obtain SAPS 525 (Temporary Permit).
  • Clients must declare all weapons at Customs when leaving South Africa.
  • It is recommended that all our clients do a pre-permit application for their firearms.
  • For pre-permit applications, please contact us for a referral to possible agencies that will be able to handle the application at a reasonable fee.