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Sit back and relax in our Heart Shed venue, while you learn more about SA abalone, its biology, life cycle, history in the wild and the farming industry. After your informative Abalone tour, boot-up for a guided walk to experience the aquaculture...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
New Harbour, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
+27 83 556 3428
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was insanely impressed and surprised by the passion, innovation and professionalism of the Heart of Abalone team. A great day out for a family. Interesting and incredibly educational. A team of people working with the earth to ensure a future for us all. I...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the professionalism and knowledge of the staff and tour guide Mel at the Abalone Farm!!! You look at the ocean and these little creatures from a different view and heart! Their set up at the farm and work they do...More

Thank ElzanneD2
Johan H, Manager at Heart of Abalone, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi Elzanne. Thanks for the positive feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the abalone farm - Abagold is really a wonderful farm to show visitors, with such an amazing success story of sustainable farming, job creation and social/community upliftment. Enjoy...More

Reviewed 21 July 2018

We found the visit most interesting and our guide informative. The abalone tasting was rather expensive however. Rather order one portion and share unless you are an avid abalone fan. The facility was a little difficult to find due to lack of signage. We discussed...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2018

We loved it. The guide was excellent. A thorough tour. Definitely do the tasting as well. Something really special to Hermanus.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Very interesting and informaive. Very definitely worth the visit. Was very surprised at the large size of the farming operation. A wonderful contribution to abalone conservation considering the large scale abalone poaching in the area.

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Thank Rene22018
Johan H, Manager at Heart of Abalone, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Sounds like you learned something new😉 Thanks for the feedback. Hope to see you again soon to check how those baby abalone are growing. Regards

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We recently came with a larger group and I throughly enjoyed the tour! Our guide wasamazing and clearly an expert! He also shared the information in a way that folks could appreciate the intricacies without overwhelming us. (Especially the sustainability of it!) Super cool!! Offers...More

Thank KayM1925
Johan H, Owner at Heart of Abalone, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thanks for the positive feedback! Isn’t it great discovering new wonders 🌊🐌

Reviewed 26 March 2018

I visited the Guided abalone farm tour + Tasting. It was a great experience! Learning the life cycle of the abalones and impact of poaching affecting the fisheries and ecosystem. After that a delicious tasting of abalone well prepared. It was the highlight of my...More

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Thank ChristinaCapeTown
Johan H, Manager at Heart of Abalone, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Christina, we are glad your encounter with Heart of Abalone was memorable! Come visit us again soon on the farm to see how those baby abalone spats have grown😁

Reviewed 26 January 2018

The very friendly and knowledgeable staff tell you all about the the abelone, and why they are so valuable -and show you around the plant beside the ocean, seeing each stage of their growth. The tasting is well prepared and interesting - two people can...More

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Johan H, Manager at Heart of Abalone, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thanks for the great feedback, Pam. Interesting little sea snails, aren’t they! Kind regards from the Heart of Abalone team

Reviewed 24 January 2018

This remarkable farm grows two million abalone annually using the natural resources of seawater and kelp, but on a grand scale. Five hundred employees continually tend to the needs of the abalone from birth to around four years old when either fresh or canned they...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Very interesting. Well worth a visit. Would definitely recommend paying Heart of Abalone a visit when you come to Hermanus. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend the abalone tasting. I've driven past so many times and had no idea what on earth went on...More

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