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The Raft

The Esplanade | The Lagoon, Walvis Bay WB1, Namibia
+264 64 204 877
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (29 reviews)
“monkfish” (10 reviews)
“oysters” (25 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
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The Esplanade | The Lagoon, Walvis Bay WB1, Namibia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Don’t be fooled by the ship wreck exterior - This is one of our favourite restaurants in Walvis Bay, from the jetty walk entrance, to the amazing food, to the outstanding staff ( special mention of Martin who was super friendly and very efficient ),...More

Thank cdandmichelle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting on poles in the water this place is a must go when visiting Walvis Bay. I think I had 50% of the dishes on their menu and they are all good to very good. You need to try the pizza. Best in town and...More

Thank dutchgabon
Reviewed 1 week ago

i love the Raft. the location is just great and now the food quality is even better. definitely worth the visit. ENJOY

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great and service excellent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable (is it Arnolda?? - sorry cannot recollect name) and helpful. The portions were huge! We all had sea food and were not disappointed!

Thank Thilakawathie
Reviewed 4 May 2018

The restaurant is based at a great location. But the service is mediocre and the food is just average. There are better places to go.

Thank Emarie B
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Restaurant on stilts at edge of Walvis Bay harbour. Great views, but food very average - disappointing really.

Thank sandsh0912
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We came for lunch restaurant was closed only to try the bar for drinks and lunch. Not very friendly and keen staff the day. Our cappucinos was horrible, cream was sour decided not to eat there after all.

Thank Judy v
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Excellent food, atmosphere and service over the bay. Quite a unique dining experience, drinks afterward, nice view.

1  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 15 April 2018

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 13 April 2018

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
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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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