Guided Abalone Farm tours

Guided Abalone Farm tours

Our local abalone (Haliotis Midae) is endemic to the Cape Whale Coast. This coastline is quite literally the "heart" of the abalone habitat. This interesting sea-snail is a well-known traditional delicacy in the Asian restaurants. .

Guided Abalone Farm tours

Learn more about South African abalone in the Heart Shed venue and then boot-up for a guided walk to experience the aquaculture industry first hand on one of the oldest and largest abalone farms in South Africa, Abagold, situated in the New Harbour of Hermanus.

Guided Abalone Farm tours

The first stop is in the hatchery where the baby abalone (called "spats") are cared for during the first 8 months of their lives. Abagold's state of the art hatchery produces about 1,000,000 spats each month.

Guided Abalone Farm tours Guided Abalone Farm tours

On the farm the abalone are kept for almost 5 years to achieve a marketable "cocktail size" of about 250grams. Witness the impressive technical infrastructure required to keep the 16,000,000 abalone healthy and happily housed in their 40,000 baskets! Also view the construction of the first ever wave energy converter in SA.

Having worked up an appetite, end off your tour with a tasting platter to experience what the fuss is all about!

Guided Abalone Farm tours


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