About Us and Menus

NB – With new developers taking over at Nkumbe, we have temporarily mothballed the Marula Shak in order to comply with new licencing requirements. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Welcome to the Marula Shak, where you can enjoy a long lazy lunch in the pristine bush environs of the Nkumbe Wildlife Estate. Our unique venue is a haven of tranquillity, but still offers a memorable party (that is, unless our swings and hammocks bring out your inner sloth first!). It’s a must-do while you’re in Ponta.

Nkumbe Wildlife Estate offers accommodation in either the larney tented camp or in a selection of upmarket, self-catering chalets.

The 50-seater conference venue, combined with the Marula Shak serves as an ideal venue for all those special functions, weddings, conferences, and team building events.

The Marula Shak and Nkumbe Wildlife Estate are also a great base from which to venture out into all the exciting activities that the area has to offer. 


The Marula Shak is situated in the pristine surrounds of the Nkumbe Wildlife Estate
We are open most of the time, but we may be out fishin or drinkin – and we’d hate to miss you, so give us a call first. The venue lends itself to Long Lazy Lunches (dinners) so check out our set menus and activities. It’s ideal  for functions, parties, conferences etc

We mostly do booked functions with a 6 course Long Lazy Menu with a choice of items covering Thai, Mexican, Shisanyama, Portuguese and Old Favourites from our many other restaurants over the years.  There are various activities on offer to keep you busy between courses.

SET MENU’S Please book in advance if you have preferences otherwise try the menu of the day. Remember, Fusion rules, so try a selection of different things

Choose from – MEXICAN – Nachos, Corn chips, with Gauc, Sour cream, Salsa and cheese, Enchilada, Chimichanga or Chilli Con Carne, with Tortillas
THAI – Spring rolls, Laab Mu (Pork mince served in a cabbage leaf),
Glass Noodle salad, Red or Green Chicken Curry
SHISANYAMA – Zulu Sushi Rare steak, served with slap chips, Vietnamese salt sauce, home baked bread and a Tomato and onion salad
OLD FAVOURITES –  Samoosas ~ check today’s fillings
Prawn Bisque – our legendary Prawn Soup
Larney Prawn Bunnies – mini buns filled with Prawn Curry
Peri Peri Chicken Livers – with dunking bread

A Popular fusion menu is –
Samoosas or Spring Rolls
Larney Prawn Bunnie
Mexican Taco Feast
Zulu Sushi
Thai Curry
Tipo Tiger Dessert
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