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Guided abalone farm tour & tasting

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 9 reviews.Hermanus, South Africa

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Experience hosted by Johan

60 mins
Includes food, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Enjoy your guided walk among the 40 000 baskets, housing about 15million abalone (“perlemoen”). View the baby abalone in the hatchery and be blown away by the technical infrastructure to grow these little sea snails.
End off with a tasting of this special delicacy...yum!

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What's included

  • Food
    After the tour, you will enjoy an triple abalone tasting platter:
    1) A...
  • Equipment
    As part of the farms bio-security and health and safety, you get to boot-up...
From ₹1,877
/ person
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Meet your host, Johan

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 9 Reviews
  • Identity verified
After 10 years in the abalone farming industry, I founded a tourism business focusing on guided farm tours & tasting of this rare, endangered species.
Despite my financial background and experience, tourism has allowed me to live out my passion for people, our local town (where I have lived for 35years) and nature.
Primary aquaculture is special labour intensive environment full of community success stories, innovation and unique experiences.
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Where you'll be

The tour takes place on the first and currently, the largest abalone farm in South Africa, Abagold. It’s annual production nears 500tons! The perfect farm to showcase this growing industry.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

February 2020
Excellent trip and experience. We learned a lot about abalone and the tasting afterwards was a special hughlight. Would highly recommend this trip.
January 2020
This is such a fun and different tour and something really unique to Hermanus. We learned loads and Johan made the tour fun and incredibly informative.
December 2019
Really great experience from educated tour guides at an active abalone farm. Very unique to Hermanus and definitely worth a few hours of your time!
November 2019
It was a great experience to learn something about Abalone and to see how thew grow up. We really enjoyed the tasting! We were sceptical how they would taste but it was great and not slimy or something like this.
October 2019
We can highly recommend this tour. Our guide at Abagold was Melanie. She was very knowledgeable and had an answer to every single question we asked (and we asked a lot). Learned so much about Abalone and its sustainable farming. Very hands-on experience. The more insight you‘d like to get the more they let you see.
We can highly recommend this tour. Our guide at Abagold was Melanie. She was very knowledgeable and had an answer to every single question we asked (and we asked a lot). Learned so…
October 2019
A unique and interesting experience to learn about Abalone, and the farming of Abalone. Abagold is a very impressive, all South African enterprise and a lesson in entrepreneurship!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

More tips

Farm walk is not more than 800m and therefore not much fitness is required.
Tour is offered regardless the weather!

What to bring

In winter - dress warmly as we walk down to the ocean. In summer - hat/sunscreen is handy. And remember to bring your own socks