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Heart of Abalone

A famed delicacy of the ocean, you can learn all about abalone in the Western Cape by visiting a farm where it resides in its natural habitat. You can enjoy tastings of “perlemoen”, as it is locally named, as well as delicious wine pairings.

Strap on your boots at the Heart of Abalone as you are taught about the lifecycle of this mollusc, its history in the area as well as the processes that take place in its production. You will also find out about the current dangers of over-harvesting as well as seeing firsthand the sorting, feeding and cleaning methods.

You will also witness the incredible feats of engineering in the machinery that drives the industry before heading off to the shop where you can buy any number of pearls, shells, jewellery, cookbooks and canned abalone.


  • Abalone tastings and wine pairings available
  • Learn about the history, biology and farming process of the abalone
  • Shop sells abalone jewellery, shells, jewellery, cookbooks and canned abalone

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Heart of Abalone

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