We used Karl Human Taxidermy in port Elizabeth and he was excellent and reasonably. I will use him again in 2017 and may have him do the mount and not just dip and pack like last time.
Everything arrived well and my taxidermist here said he did a great job. and showed me a few that were not so good from others.
I would recommend him to anyone.
Just saw your inquiry.... Not sure if you are referring that you will be hunting near Jo'burg itself, or just via Jo'burg?
If you are hunting anywhere in the Northwest, Limpopo, or KZN, I would recommend Trophy Pro SA. I have used them personally on my last few safaris. The offer a full line of services including dip & pack, tanning, rug making, curio and traditional taxidermy. Their pricing is very reasonable, and the customer service is first-rate.
10 Days!!!!! Range session took some tuning but in the end I was pleased with two 3 shot groups within 1 inch at 100 yards. The final 2 shots I took off of shooting sticks at 50 yards at a buffalo shoulder that I drew on some cardboard, and both were where they needed to be
A few disclaimers however. Obviously I'm not the best artist around, secondly I drew this without any reference. Also, I know the lungs are way to high here, but it was just for visual reference to shoot at something on the cardboard. So after hitting low and right, a height adjustment was made, then a left adjustment was made, the fired 2 more shots to get the first 3 shot group in the "heart". Made another height adjustment and what I thought was a little more left, but ended up going right, so I decided to see if I get get another group, which I did. The 2 in the "lungs" were off the sticks. Another session next week with perhaps a new rendering of another buff shoulder could be in store, lol
Hi Bob, how's things going in Wyong?. Down your way a couple of years back but haven't been in NSW since Ebor for the fishing. just getting over some nasty storms up here in Qld, seeing the sun for the first time in a few days. I'm going to NZ in the spring and hope to clean up a few buns while there and perhaps shake the spiders out of my old .303LE (currently owned by my BIL). Cheers Brian