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Heart of Abalone

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Hermanus, South Africa
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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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John H wrote a review Jan 2019
Solihull, United Kingdom419 contributions101 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
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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 Kingdom78 contributions26 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
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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
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Elzanne D wrote a review Aug 2018
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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 for the ocean, environment and abalone are amazing! This is a must do and must experience!! I had to have the gum boots!!!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Johan H, Manager at Heart of Abalone
Responded 14 Aug 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 working your new gumboots!
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Gill v wrote a review Jul 2018
Cape Town, South Africa43 contributions3 helpful votes
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 this with the establishment.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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