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The Raft

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$$ - $$$
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The Esplanade | The Lagoon, Walvis Bay WB1, Namibia
+264 64 204 877
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Makassar, Indonesia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant offers more formal dining in one half on a platform out on the water, and a bar/bistro environment on the other side. Same menus for both, and what a menu! The eisbein here is to die for, and the Bushman's Platter was excellent as well. And plenty of good and cheap beer to wash it all down with!

Thank ArneLangsetmo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent quality food,mouthwatering. The decor is stunning. View is spectacular. The atmosphere is warm and friendly

Thank Tracy K
Perth, Australia
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I sat in the bistro area for the Wi-fi which was good. I had oysters for starters and the Sizzling Tiger Prawns for a main. The food was of a high standard and fresh. The service was attentive so the overall experience was well above expectations.

Thank Jonathan L
Sde Boker, Israel
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at the Raft on several occasions. The food in the restaurant is good and the view of the sea magnificent

Thank pinshow
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I well know this restaurant because I had dinner many times. This year, I celebrated my birthday at this restaurant and it was one of the best birthday of my life! !! The waiters have been very kind and have even sung "happy birthday " !! Unforgettable !!

Thank Erminia C
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Great steak!! Nice view of the lagoon. Didn't try the sea food. Service is lovely. Well stocked bar!!

Thank Dawitkz
Gdansk, Poland
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Best place to have a lunch with ocean view! :-) We found this place during a walk overy ocean and we were suprised with great food and staff! :-)

Thank Barbara W
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The Raft has the best view in town. The food is decent and the atmosphere great. A great place for photos!

Thank Lusreviews
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We repaired to this very interesting spot, which perches precariously out on a jetty, and were very fortunate to get in as it was fully booked, being New Years day. I liked the fact that they stocked local wine, mad by a mad German in Erongo Mountain on the dry banks of the Omaruru River. The wine is excellent in... More 

Thank Kenty7p5
Truro, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We were in a party of eight people and arrived a little late for our booking. However the staff were so kind and attentive. A tasty lunch was served promptly, the restaurant is delightful and the location, overlooking the sea is beautiful. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank akay07

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, Seafood, Soups, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?