African San Taxidermy Studio in South Africa
African San Taxidermy’s mission is to offer customers an industry changing experience, by producing exceptional quality trophies and world class customer satisfaction, while supporting the hunting industry and completing the service with lasting memories
I had an Amazing experience in South Africa hunting recently. I was going to bring back my trophies and have them sent to a local taxidermy in Colorado. But after touring African San Taxidermy and looking at the quality of their Trophies I decided to take a chance and have them all done by African San and I am so glad I did. The experience was smooth and professional, Karen Hoffman had great ideas for each trophy; Kudu, Waterbuck, Gemsbuck, Wildebeest, Springbuck and a Warthog - Pumbaa (which ranked 54 in SCI record book). She coordinated all the crating, shipping, customs and final delivery. Everything arrived in perfect condition. Thank you Karen and African San Taxidermy
Tucked into the African bush itself is African San Taxidermy, an artistry in taxidermy that captures perfect realism with an accuracy only available from centuries amidst the real-life subjects of their art. I am totally amazed with the mounts I have received. Rarely have I seen mounts that are so realistic, so life-like, that they actually look alive! Beautiful work Petro!
We received the Trophy shipment and were absolutely ecstatic about the way everything turned out! The Grand Slam of Springbok Pedestal Mount takes pride of place in our living room and I’ve the Blesbok on display in my office. You may certainly use me as a reference! Thank You and your entire staff for the excellent work and all the attention to the details!
My wife & I have hunted in South Africa three times (2017, 2018, 2019) in both the Northern Cape and the Eastern Cape. All of our African trophies have been done by African San Taxidermy Studio. The work has been exemplary. We’ve worked closely with Karen Hoffman and Dianne Destroo to coordinate the work to be done and the crating, shipping, importation and delivery of the trophies. Turnaround time is rather good as well, about 1 year from hunt to delivery on multiple animals. We’ve had many different types of work done: flat skins, skull mounts, tusk mounts, and shoulder mounts. In June of this year we took a tour of the studio in Kimberly, South Africa and saw firsthand the craft and artistry. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed if you have them do the work.
Well where to start! Firstly, my trophies arrived yesterday and all we can say is WOW they are amazing better then I could of ever imagined the detail and life like is unreal. Then the customer services from African sans (Karen). From start to finish She kept me updated weekly. told me how long the turn around was and was not disappointed was exactly as said. Even helped with the shipping after it left there studio So really need to say a very big and appreciated THANK YOU from the Stroud family
Oui les trophées sont biens arrivés et nous sommes très satisfaits du résultat, c'est très bien, le travail correspond vraiment a notre attente félicitation pour le conditionnement, c'était également parfait, rien n'a bougé dans la caisse Vous pouvez utiliser mon nom et mon adresse mail pour votre publicité
I have used several taxidermy firms, once hunting with Wintershoekjvs Safaris in South Africa and knowing that if i trusted the hunt to them i could also trust the taxidermy to AFRICAN SAN TAXIDERMY in a buffalo and plains game hunt in June 2011, I had the taxidermy work done by AFRICAN SAN TAXIDERMY up on receiving the trophies after a short wait i quickly realized that the quality and workmanship was excellent. In MARCH 2012 i was booked with my wife and grand kids for a Lion hunt with Winteshoekjvs Safaris, the hunt was a total success adding top quality plains game as well for a second year in a row. Now as you can imagine the trophy Lion and plains game are being finished by AFRICAN SAN TAXIDERMY I have no better words than EXCELLENCE FOR BOTH OUTFITS THAT ARE FAMILY INCLINED AND OWNED!!!!!!!!!! The memories of the hunt are re lived by the outstanding work done, the courteous service by Petro van der linde and Fritz the MASTER TAXIDERMIST THAT TURNS TROPHIES IN A WORK OF ART, TOGETHER WITH THE DOZENS OF PEOPLE THAT MAKE ALL THIS A DREAM COME TRUE and everlasting memories Thank you Gang for a job WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!
All is well. Everything went great. I would use your service again in an instant. Your communication, instructions and follow-up made the process go smoothly. Thank you for all you and your team have done to ensure my trophy animals found their way into my home.
THAT LION MOUNT IS OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!! You people are the best i have no words to praise your workmanship and ART.
Last year, 2018, I had the pleasure of traveling to and hunting in South Africa with Fort Richmond Safaris. It was a truly wonderful experience. It was my first trip and it will certainly not be my last. Fort Richmond and the Wayland family are a first-rate operation and they exceeded my expectations. Upon the completion of the hunt they delivered my trophies to your company for processing, mounting and shipment. You, Karen, were a pleasure to deal with. You were responsive and kept me in the loop every step of the way. Your customer service was outstanding! You truly went beyond what I was expecting. African San Taxidermy Studio should be proud to have you on staff, as you are truly an asset to them and the customers you serve. My trophies were delivered one year to the day that I left for South Africa. They were received unscathed and intact. Thank you for all your efforts.