About Us


Situated in a rural area and surrounded by impoverished communities where the local economy is solely reliant on the small stock agricultural activities, this dynamic enterprise identified an opportunity to maximise on the natural resources that the area offers without harming its natural ecosystem.


Bourne from its initial 162 square feet and a compliment of only two staff members at its original premises in 1998, Karoo Taxidermy has transformed into what is arguably one of the biggest taxidermies in the world, with a studio space measuring up to 80 000 square feet.


Frank Gentry, owner of Karoo Taxidermy, explains that it is part of the company’s mission to deliver only the best work in every aspect of modern taxidermy to their customers. The voluminous floor space allows for detailed and creative skill. A state-of-the-art production system ensures streamlined processing from intake to delivery whilst the studio conditions is always pristine clean.


The company now provides work opportunities for more than 80 employees. Each of these craftsmen are highly skilled and trained in the various disciplines within the art of taxidermy, ranging from mould production, skeleton craft, tanning to model and paint.


In addition to their renowned taxidermy work, Karoo Taxidermy provides turnkey solutions offering crating and export services at highly competitive rates to their customers around the globe.


Karoo Taxidermy leaves no stone upturned in the sustainable utilization of their raw materials. This mindset has enabled the company to expand even further on the product offerings to their customers.


African game hides and zebra skins are expertly tanned offering their clients the opportunity to embrace the exquisite luxury of game skin and leather within their homes. Their selection of products manufactured range from leather and game skin furniture to gun bags, rugs and more to enjoy a lasting African ambiance in the comfort of their own living space.


Olga Green
Export Manager
Marylene van Zyl
Studio Supervisor
Charmaine Thompson
Export Administrator
Lizelle Marais
International Client Liaison
Lee Strydom
International Client Liaison Officer
Melissa Doyle
Administration Manager
Robyn Rütters
Brand Manager
Frank Gentry
CEO & Owner
Tim van Heerden
Marketing Manager
Mary Lou Dixon
International Client Liaison
Jason Marais
Studio Manager

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