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The Raft

The Esplanade | The Lagoon, Walvis Bay WB1, Namibia
+264 64 204 877
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (29 reviews)
“monkfish” (10 reviews)
“oysters” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Esplanade | The Lagoon, Walvis Bay WB1, Namibia
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1 - 10 of 394 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Restaurant being closed we had lunch at the bar. Very fresh and tasty oysters and pub style food. Nice atmosphere, quiet and relaxed, good service, nice view over the bay. Next time we'll have to try the restaurant.

Thank Sabrina R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Raft has a great location on the sea front - just out to sea and is based on stilts. Pelicans, seals and other wild life surround the restaurant and provide entertainment whilst you dine. This is quite a large restaurant. The furniture is basic...More

Thank R1chardN
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were staying nearby and passed the restaurant by chance. The location looked great on the waterfront so we booked a waterfront table for dinner. The meals didn't disappoint. The calamari starter was very generous and the tastiest I have ever had...More

Thank rojop4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun bar and restaurant right out on the water at the end of a short pier. The bar is a little like a sports bar, offers a nice selection of drinks and almost the full restaurant menu is available there if you like to eat...More

Thank Nilam_London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place and view, average food (standard i.e. burgers, grilled meat and fish) and service, but very friendly staff.

Thank Gerald O
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Food is excellent ! Very attentive waiters if you ever visit The Raft ask to be served by Armando he is outstanding!

Thank Nico M
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Located at the end of a jetty that protrudes into the sea. A 360 degree view of the ocean with relaxed ambiance and a descent menu. Service was fast and friendly and the food was cooked perfectly.

Thank Ivan L
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

After a week of travel this was exectly what we needed. A great meat and a beautifull seafood platter made the day. With some Windhoek Lager winding down and enjoying food, sunset and scenery. Waitress Debbie was the star of the day as she answered...More

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 5 March 2018

When you first rock up to The Raft it looks like something from a Hollywood film set, stuck out to sea and apparently cobbled together from a variety of bit of wood. Inside upon first impression one of our number wanted to turn around and...More

Thank Magglington
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Beatiful setting, perfect for a romantic evening with the wife, although we did have the 3 kids with us too. The wife had sushi and although i'm not normally a fan of raw fish, I did try some and thought it was nice. I went...More

Thank James U
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Esplanade | The Lagoon, Walvis Bay WB1, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Erongo Region  >  Walvis Bay
  • Phone Number: +264 64 204 877
  • E-mail
The Raft has a unique location, and is arguably one of the best in Namibia. Built on stilts in the Walvis Bay lagoon, you will be entertained while enjoying lunch, dinner or a relaxing drink in the bar, by seals, dolphins, flamingos, pelicans, jackals and also the acrobatic antics of the kite surfing fraternity on windy days. The Raft is also widely regarded as the very best location for experiencing outstanding sunsets.
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