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Heart of Abalone

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New Harbour, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Very interesting and informaive. Very definitely worth the visit. Was very surprised at the large... read more

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Reviewed April 17, 2018
Rene22018
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Cape Town, South Africa
Very educational and really interesting to understand how much goes into it

We recently came with a larger group and I throughly enjoyed the tour! Our guide wasamazing and... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2018
KayM1925
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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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 industry of abalone farming first hand on one the oldest and largest abalone farms in South Africa, Abagold.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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New Harbour, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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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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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

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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

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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 🌊🐌

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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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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😁

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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

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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

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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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Reviewed 19 October 2017

As South Africans, we all know about Perlemoen and how poaching has completely obliterated them from our shores. This Abalone (Perlemoen) farm caters for the huge demand for this product from the Asian markets. It was so interesting to hear about how they are farmed...More

Thank LinSouthAfrica
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

This is most interesting, a worthwhile visit, our host Johan was very knowledgeable and friendly. Quite and eye-opener to the sheer amount of management and effort it takes to farm abalone. The tasting session was excellent as well. Of additional interest is the initiative being...More

Thank HJVolker
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I went on the tour and tasting and well worth the price. To experience what it takes to raise abalone at this facility was truly amazing. To learn it takes 5 years for the abalone to be large enough to harvest, which is still small,...More

Thank LeonNoel7
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

58 members of our Heritage club in Somerset West visited the farm on Friday the 2nd June 2017 for a tour of the hattchery, feeding and growing baskets. Then we walked down to the sea to see the huge pipes and pumps that circulate the...More

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