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The Raft

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Seafood, Soups
The Esplanade | The Lagoon, Walvis Bay WB1, Namibia
+264 64 204 877
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (33 reviews)
“monkfish” (10 reviews)
“pizza” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Seafood, Soups, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
The Esplanade | The Lagoon, Walvis Bay WB1, Namibia
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1 - 10 of 357 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cosy bar and restaurant on the lake. Food and drinks are delicious, people has a great attitude and are very helpful. Service are great

Thank DrDaubie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrive for lunch at 3p.m......... No problem! We order fish....... No problem! Wait a bit ..... but the rest in Africa is so..... But when it comes to lunch, we all remain speechless both for quality and quantity. Really a great lunch !!!

Thank Eleonora F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and service OK, but nothing to rave about. Oysters were fresh. The rest of the dishes too saucy and rich hence losing their initial taste. More a pub than a restaurant.

Thank Sabrina R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food value for money Very friendly and polite staff Thank very much for the amazing dinner

Thank Χαρης Κ
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent oysters and seafood. Best after enjoying the flamingo and sunset. Service is good. Price is very reasonable.

Thank Tcicccec
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We chose the raft for dinner during our stay in Walvisbay. We had superb dinner; the daily specials were delicious and good value, especially the desert. Service was amazing as well! Our waitress Immola was nice, attentive and always had a genuine smile on here...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Great location, super service, fantastic food. Disappointed I was only around for one night as there were so many tantalising options.

Thank Elena W
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Want to compliment the staff and cheff at the raft wonderfull food excelent service and a special thanks to the lady jeanette which a waiter there keep namibia s name high Well done

Thank Herman L
Sarah G, Owner at The Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Hi Dr H Le Roux, Many thanks for your kind review, 'Complimentary Service Award Pizza' for Jeneath Tonight!! Warm regards, Sarah

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 39
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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