Abalone Farm Tours

There will be no tours during July 2015 – watch this space for the “new look” tour from 1 Aug…

After 20 years of abalone tours, Abagold Ltd has made a strategic decision to pursue its Aquaculture tourism initiatives in a separate company. To this end Heart of Abalone Pty Ltd (“Heart”) was established in 2015. Heart is in the process of re-branding and expanding the current tours to include an informational presentation by a qualified tour guide on the history of abalone in the context of Hermanus focussing on this unique animal’s natural environment and biological life-cycle. Visitors will for the first time be able to “boot-up” for a guided farm walk to experience the abalone farming operations from the hatchery, to the feeding, sorting and cleaning of nearly 40,000 baskets which house Abagold’s 10 million abalone.

A separate Technical Tour will also be offered through which visitors can appreciate the imported pumps & motors and innovative award-winning water reticulation system of Abagold which pumps nearly 10,000kl per hour of fresh sea water to the abalone. Besides the impressive 1.5m diameter pipe systems, heat pumps, drum filters and generators, visitors can inspect the site of Mean Sea Level (Pty) Ltd where the first wave energy converter in SA is being constructed.

For the first time visitors can opt to include a tasting of this rare delicacy in 3 different forms.

As the above requires some alterations to the venue (the Heart Shed) there will be no customary weekday tours at 11h00 during July 2015.

Please contact Johan Hugo on 083 556 3428 or email on johan@heartofabalone.co.za for any enquiries or booking from 1 August. At that stage Heart’s website will cater for easy enquiry and booking and also contain more information on the tour and partnerships around its complete offering. Watch this space…


Directions to Abagold




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