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learn

more about the anatomy of an abalone

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boot up

put on a pair of our boots for your farm walk

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tour guide

learn from a qualified and experienced tour guide

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shell

the magnificent shell covered in mother-of-pearl

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delicate

a young abalone of two years old

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+27 64 940 9255

Come and join us for a tour of a working abalone farm in the heart of the South African abalone industry, in the coastal town of Hermanus. Learn more about abalone, see it, feel it, and even taste it. 

 
"The South African abalone species, Haliotis midae, is traditionally known for its great taste."

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"It is an amazing marine creature which forms a fundamental part of both South African and Chinese culture." 
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recipe

abalone recipe in the Izibusiso cook book

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discs
discs

Mother-of-pearl

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Heart jewellery 2 (18 of 37)
Heart jewellery 2 (18 of 37)

abalone pearls

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shells
shells

beautifully corrugated South African abalone

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ralph walton design
ralph walton design

A beautiful ocean-inspired piece

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We offer a range of products that you can buy at the Heart Shed - from polished abalone shells, abalone pearls and abalone inspired jewellery, to canned abalone.

 

The mother-of-pearl on the inside of the shell comes in a variety of iridescent colours. Once the shells are cleaned and polished, they are quite beautiful. Abalone shells come in a variety of sizes and are a popular medium for jewellery and decorative items. 

 

Be sure to buy a gift for your loved ones after your tour!

 

 

View our jewellery catalogue here

corporate event hosting

 
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Warrick chef school tour
Warrick chef school tour
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Heart_tour group
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Dept Works at Heart of Abalone
Dept Works at Heart of Abalone
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Heart of Abalone has partnered with various conference venues in the Hermanus area which are ideal for corporate events like team building, group sessions, strategy planning, group coaching, etc. We can also recommend appropriate facilitators.

 

In-between your sessions come take a break at our venue, the Heart Shed, located nearby at the New Harbour of Hermanus at Abagold's Sea View farm. 

 

We can host approximately 30 guests seated conference style. Contact us for a tailored package for your event outside the hustle and bustle of the city!

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We want to help you plan an enjoyable visit to the shores of Hermanus.

 

Here are some recommended restaurants which are close-by, other ocean related adventures to experience and great places to consider for accommodation.

 

Even give us a call to help plan your stay.