Trophy Solutions Africa (TSA) is in operation since early 2003 and is owned by Johan and Estie van der Merwe.
We run a bona fide "Dip and Pack Facility" and dedicate all our time, attention and energy to our business.
With the naked eye any two processed trophy parts might look alike, but it is your taxidermist that must bring your trophy back to "life" again. References and "thank-yous" received from numerous taxidermists and clients are the final proof that our product is by far superior.
Our processes have been physically inspected and approved by several Master Taxidermists from the United States of America and United Kingdom.
Estie has got eleven years experience in the "Dipping and Packing" of trophies and Johan was a Professional Hunter / Big Game Guide for several years. We noticed the urgent need for a specialized and dedicated company who can see to it that clients receive their trophies in real good time.
It is NOT necessary to wait 8 - 10 months on your trophies!
We therefore guarantee a client that his / her trophies (normal plains game) will be ready for hand-over to the shipping company within 99 days, pending that all documentation was received from the Hunting Outfitter on the day of collection of the trophies and that we have received confirmation from the client to proceed with processing. The countdown will only start once confirmation was received from the client.
If the Hunting Outfitter fails to provide us with ALL necessary documentation on the day of collection, we will not be bound by the mentioned guarantee. The reason behind this decision is that Outfitters would tell their clients that "everything" is with us, failing to inform the client of outstanding documentation. The client is then under the impression that all is in order... So, if you do not get a confirmation email from us after the collection of your trophies, you can take it that we are awaiting something from the outfitter...
Please take note: We sometimes battle to get export permits back from certain provincial issuing authorities in time to make our deadline. This is completely beyond our control.
The biggest problem occurs when all relevant documentation is not received with collection of the trophies!
We do not have any hidden costs like collection of trophies, packing and crating, administration fees, transportation, storage fees, permitting fees, etc....
Our facility is approved by the South African Veterinary Services (Department of Agriculture) as a Trophy Import and Export Processing Facility. Our facility is inspected on a yearly basis to ensure we comply to local and international regulations.
Our company is registered with the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism as set out in new legislation, Act No. 10 of 2004: National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004. All "Trophy Handling Facilities" have to be registered with the Department with effect from March 1, 2008.
We are in the process of erecting our new premises, which will hopefully be up and running by April 2014, just in time for the new Hunting Season!
Please make sure the facility of the company you plan on using is registered....if not, your trophy will die again, soon.....
We provide the Ultimate Solution to the Dipping and Packing of your Hunting Trophies.