Sharula Estate

Where time stands still!

Established 2014

Events Venue - Winery - Marula Products
Sharula Estate is a working Marula farm, we have over 100 Marula trees and they are between 3 and 6 years old. In addition we have a variety of over 20 fruit trees in a separate orchard for the future flavours of our Marula wine and products. We have been waiting patiently for our first harvest which should be in the coming year.
 
Legends about Marula include Feast of First Fruits, Xikuha Marula Festival, Ngelengele: Banishing the Worms, The Sacred Tree, The Marriage Tree, Determining Babies' Gender, Sangoma's Dice, Fertility Fruit, The Elephant Tree, Preventing Bad Spirits, The King's Nut, and Fire Water. It is known to the Zulu as the "marriage tree," for it is a symbol of fertility and is used in a cleansing ritual before marriage. 
 
Our Marula Tasting Room is the perfect venue for your special event with spectacular views of Ballito and the ocean in the distance. Seats 130 - 140 people banquet style. Additional space is available should you wish to add a marquee to cater for more guest.
 
The Marula Tasting Room is the main area where most of your event will take place. The multiple doors offer a spacious feel, inviting nature inside and showcase our breathtaking views. The spacious double volume ceiling is perfect for keeping the venue cool during Summer.
 

We offer a "blank canvas" so you can save by arrange your own outside caterer, decor and event planner. Our pricing structure offers a venue rental agreement. By organising your own food, refreshments and decor you can manage your costs and save.

Contact

079 847 9660

or

Info@sharula.co.za

Wedding Venue

Your wedding day is a day you wait for your entire life. You've planned it all down to the very last detail.
Now it is time to book your venue with us!
Our "Marula Tasting Room" is the perfect venue for your special day.
Seats 130 - 140 people banquet style.

Additional space available should you wish to add a marquee to cater for more guest. Maximum of 200 guests in total.

Functions & Events

Looking for somewhere unique and special to host your function?
Book our "Marula Tasting Room". Seats 130 to 140 people banquet style. Additional space available should you wish to add a marquee to cater for more guests.
# Networking and Cocktail Receptions
# Lunches and High Teas 
# Private Dinners and Themed Events 

# Meetings and Conferences

Marula Tasting

CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE!

Sharula ... An African Story...
Our Sharula wines are still in the development stages and we will let you know as soon as they are ready for tasting. 
With panoramic views over Ballito and the tranquil surrounds you will find it an idyllic place to spend time tasting our Marula wines and learning about the Marula Legends. 
We look forward to hosting an annual Marula Festival.

The Marula Farm

Previously the farm produced sugar cane which we have converted into a Marula orchid.
We have over 100 Marula Trees in our orchid and they are between 3 and 6 years old.
In addition we have over 20 fruit trees in a separate orchid for the future flavours of our Marula wine and products.
We have been waiting patiently for our first harvest which should be in the coming year.

We will keep you updated on our progress.

An African Story

Marula Tree (Scelerocarya Birrea)

The Marula tree has a history that dates back thousands of years. Archaeological evidence has shown that this tree has been a nutritional source since about 10 000 BC. The Marula fruit and nut are rich in minerals and vitamins. The Marula tree is deciduous and blooms from September to November. It produces fruit  from January to March each year. This tree can reach a height of 18 m, and its fruits and leaves are enjoyed by waterbuck, warthog, elephant, giraffe, kudu and elephant. The green Marula fruit is the size of a small plum, and very juicy and flavourful. It is high in vitamin C and can be eaten fresh. It is also cooked and used to produce juices, jams and alcoholic beverages.

Marula Legends

Legends about Marula abound - from its use as a food source, magical qualities as a healing ingredient, to its virility/fertility properties, and the many uses of its bark, leaves, fruit, nut and kernels. Legends include Feast of First Fruits, Xikuha Marula Festival, Ngelengele: Banishing the Worms, The Sacred Tree, The Marriage Tree, Determining Babies' Gender, Sangoma's Dice, Fertility Fruit, The Elephant Tree, Preventing Bad Spirits, The King's Nut, and Fire Water.

It is known to the Zulu as the "marriage tree," for it is a symbol of fertility and is used in a cleansing ritual before marriage. 

The Marula Tasting Room

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INCLUDED IN THE VENUE RENTAL:
The Marual Tasting Room Venue - Function for 130 to 140 pax
Jasmin Arbour for a garden event
Jasmin Mini Lapa, our outdoor reception drinks or tea area
Use of 7 Trestle tables which seats six per table
Use of 150 Black plastic armless Ancona chairs
Use of 35 Wooden benches, seats 4 per bench, for a garden event
Use of the kitchen for plating your meals - no cooking is permitted in the kitchen
2 Tables for registration
Jungle Gym for kids used at own risk
Safe and secure parking

Cleaning of venue before the event

Create Wonderful Memories

Special moments

How to find us!

Sharula Estate is 6 km / 10 mins drive from central Ballito, KZN.
From Lifestyle Centre Drive down Ballito Drive towards Builders Express, Turn left onto the R102, drive for 800m, Turn right onto Esenembi Road / P387, drive for 1.8km, Turn right onto the D176 gravel road directly after the Microlight Airfield, Take the D176 turnoff and drive 3.1 km down the D176.
GPS Coordinates : 29.472.996, 31.156823  
Durban to Sharula Estate : 49 mins drive
Hillcrest to Sharula Estate : 1hr 7 mins
Richards Bay to Sharula Estate : 1hr 29 mins
Pietermaritzburg to Sharula Estate : 1hr 36 mins
King Shaka International Airport to Sharula Estate : 28 mins
Click the link below for the Google Maps Directions

Viewing by appointment only.

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