Life-Form Taxidermy is one of Africa’s largest and most established Taxidermy studios and is recognized internationally, as a leader in the taxidermy industry, producing some of the finest museum quality trophies in the world.

The company was founded in 1981 and is based in White River, within close proximity to the world-famous Kruger National Park. This is BIG Five Country! We proudly follow the tradition of taxidermy, having raised the standards as both an art and a science. Artistic excellence, matched only by our passion and dedication towards superior service, remains our core value.

Our knowledge of African Wildlife and its varied habitats is one of our greatest assets. African species by Africans. We deliver the unique touches that make the difference between a lifelike and lifeless trophy.

Life-Form Taxidermy is serious about the business of taxidermy and both our outfitters and hunters know that when we make a commitment, we honour it!

We have been in the industry since 1981 and are registered importers/exporters of game trophies worldwide. We are a veterinary approved facility that conforms to the full international veterinary requirements.

We are members of PHASA (Professional Hunting Association of South Africa) and SATTA (South African Taxidermy & Tannery Association) and we have OFFICIAL MEASURERS for both SCI and ROWLAND WARD.

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The Personal Touch

Excellent, friendly service is provided by all our personnel from the arrival of your trophies at our studio until delivery at your door. You will receive regular updates throughout the process of your order.

In-Depth Knowledge of African Species

Our native African Taxidermists are masters of their craft. Their innate knowledge of the anatomy, habits and fine detail of African species results in immaculate, life-like recreations – true memories of your African safari experience.

Cost Effective

Annual surveys show that it is cheaper and quicker to have your trophies mounted in Africa and shipped abroad. Our prices remain competitive with other taxidermy studios of a similar standing.

In-Depth Knowledge of Importing/Exporting

Our highly skilled team of administration staff are experts on all import/export requirements and legislations.


Crates are custom-build to accommodate your trophies with every effort being made to minimise space and shipping costs. Nominated and reputable freight agents handle our freighting and are well versed in the shipping of game trophies worldwide.

Safe Storage

Your trophies are stored in our safe, immaculate warehouses with stringent security measures in place conforming to all veterinary procedures.

Other Facilities

In-House tannery offers the latest tanning methods and top quality imported chemicals. Wood-working studio design and custom-builds of all pedestals, shields, ottomans, tables, etc on site.

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