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Heart of Abalone

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Hermanus, South Africa
About Heart of Abalone
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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MarleneLi wrote a review Dec 2021
Stone Town, Tanzania118 contributions3 helpful votes
We made a booking and had to move it to next day due to family arriving late, they were very accommodating and had no issues at all. Arrived and was greeted friendly, very informative session before walking through! My kids of all ages 16-5 yrs enjoyed it all!
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Date of experience: December 2021
knotty99 wrote a review Apr 2021
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Fascinating insight to Abalone farming and general abalone information. Tasting available or buy your own tin and cook at home, comes with recipe. Recommend warm jacket for hatches walkabout as even on warm day there is usually a cool sea breeze. As travel agents we are thrilled to have the Abagold tour to recommend to clients.
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Date of experience: April 2021
John H wrote a review Jan 2019
Solihull, United Kingdom419 contributions121 helpful votes
Well worth a visit.... 500 people work here and some abalone take 8yrs to develop. We just went in the shop and bought beautiful jewellery at good prices... Assistant very knowledgeable
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Date of experience: January 2019
Response from johanh860, Owner at Heart of Abalone
Responded 31 Jan 2019
Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to this amazing abalone farm! Hope to see you again soon👋
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portway wrote a review Oct 2018
Perth, United Kingdom85 contributions28 helpful votes
They have a ten million abalone on site at any one time, they were the first abalone farm (started 30 years ago), growing slowly in 40,000 cages. Say two hours - excellent!
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Date of experience: October 2018
Response from Johan H, Manager at Heart of Abalone
Responded 31 Oct 2018
So pleased you enjoyed the visit to the abalone farm! Who would of thought these popular sea snails could be successfully farmed, hey?!
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Mareleafy wrote a review Sep 2018
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
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 would recommend this to anyone. Do not miss this next time you are in the Hermanus area.
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Date of experience: September 2018