Kotoko Taxidermy

Kotoko Taxidermy and Tannery in Bloemfontein

Kotoko Taxidermy, Tannery and Training is situated in Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State Province in South Africa.  We are located near the N1 on the main route between Gauteng and Cape Town, outside the Municipal Boundaries of Bloemfontein which makes it ideal for our type of business. 
Over the past 11 years Kotoko Taxidermy has established an impressive client base.  The volume of projects Kotoko Taxidermy received over the years, from hunters and clients all over the world, indicates the good relationship and trust our clients have built up in Kotoko Taxidermy.  The large amount of RETURN business also substantiates the high quality of our work and client satisfaction.

Kotoko Taxidermy has been approved by the Department of Agriculture and a Certificate of Registration for Veterinary Approved Taxidermy has been issued.  (Veterinary Certificate Number ZA 8/76).  This allows us to import and export both nationally and internationally.

Kotoko Taxidermy exports products and trophies to Hungary, European Union, Denmark, England and America on a regular basis.

Kotoko Taxidermy is also a taxidermy training facility in South Africa that gives practical training courses in taxidermy to clients.  Kotoko Taxidermy offers hands-on training on our premises in Bloemfontein. We offer two courses, one of 6 weeks and another more advanced course of 3 months.  Click here to learn more about Taxidermy Training Courses.

Kotoko offers the complete range of world-class Taxidermy and Tannery services. We have won numerous awards from the Taxidermy Association of South Africa, of which we are a member.


Hunters do not always realise how important it is to prepare an animal for mounting. It only takes 6 hours for bacteria to destroy the root causing hair slip.

To ensure you get a quality trophy it is very important to follow these simple steps:

  1. Skin the animal as soon as possible
  2. Remove fat, blood and dirt from skin
  3. Wash off blood and dirt with cold water

If possible soak the skin in a saturated salt solution for at least 3 hours or overnight using:

  • 20kg salt per 100 litres of water
  • 50 ml Dettol

After soaking, remove the skin, spread it out on a clean surface with the flesh side up, then cover it with salt for at least 3 days or until you can deliver it safely to a professional taxidermy service.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to find out more about Kotoko Taxidermy and Tannery.


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Winner of Numerous Awards

Winner of Numerous Awards

Kotoko Taxidermy has won numerous awards from the Taxidermy Association of South Africa.

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