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The Raft

€€ - €€€, Seafood, European
The Esplanade | The Lagoon, Walvis Bay WB1, Namibia
+264 64 204 877
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (26 reviews)
“monkfish” (10 reviews)
“pizza” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Esplanade | The Lagoon, Walvis Bay WB1, Namibia
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1 - 10 of 365 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is something els. It literally feels like you eating out on the ocean. You can enjoy a drink while the sun is disappearing into the Atlantic Ocean. Food was fantastic. Service needs a little TLC but you soon forget about that when you...More

Thank stefand171
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here it is always seaview when eating. We were even lucky to see some seals on the distance of 50-100m. Our king prawns with fries were really good. With nice dry white wine we really enjoyed this lunch. Crowned our visit to flamingo beaches south...More

Thank ettelbruck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve eaten here a few times and have never been disappointed. The service isn’t always the flawless but it’s acceptable. If you’re really, really hungry Eisbein in is a winner but be warned it is humongous. (Only served certain days of the week) The fish...More

Thank adinj2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has a cosy ambiance and - at noon - offers great views on the waterfront . We enjoyed the pizza and the surf and turf.

Thank Inge G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have drunk in the bar and eaten in the restaurant several times. You need to book the latter mostly. But the food is excellent and the staff are a delight. Closed on a Sunday though. My husband was here some 30 years ago when the...More

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We wanted to take a nice sundowner and a supper, but we turned arround. Nobody welcomed us or even took notice of our entrancing the restaurant. The overall impression is of a very dirty and sticky place. Needs a lot of work and tlc. Not...More

Thank Jane L
Sarah G, Owner at The Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jane L, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your comments. Feedback is very important to us whether positive or negative (the latter of which we are proud to say is rare these days....). Regarding our appearance, I am thinking that there was...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

That title doesn't make any sense if you don't know what I meen. :) :) They open over lunch and midday just on their bar side for drinks and some food. After 18:00 the restaurant opens and the pizza oven gets lit. Had a beer...More

Thank Jacques H
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Started off with a beer at the pub, waiters very friendly and helpful. Off to the restaurant, trio fish dish delicious and well worth the meal. A fantastic view, expensive for SA and local citizens, very very affordable for a dollar or pound. Location 12/10.

Thank Rone v
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Great jetty like setup on the sea and most probably the best place to dine out at Walvisbaai. Food and service is great. Definitely a must visit while you are there

Thank Koos B
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We ate here around lunch time and the restaurant was quite busy. We had good food here and the fresh fish I had must be among the best - EVER I have had, tender and so soft - melt in your mouth. The service was...More

Thank KevUrs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, 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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