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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%
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Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Esplanade | The Lagoon, Walvis Bay WB1, Namibia
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

was there in the evening. Place is not super crowded and theirs food was excellent. I had the Portugese curry that was spicy and nice. The calamari was nice as well. My son had the Bushman Platter - that is huge and meant for 2...More

Thank Wander_Lust1969
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Popping in - no reservation (off season) - a table right at the water, fresh food, good menu for food and wine, not a place I would go back to, but a very good choice for a good dinner out.

1  Thank MicheleTsueri
Reviewed 4 February 2018

after a morning on Pelican Point, it was a relief to enter this lovely rustic restaurant on stilts on the lagoon surrounded by terns, flamingoes pelicans etc.. the service was great and friendly - we eat a kudu fillet which was tender and tasty. A...More

Thank dggstj
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Beautiful place with a charming sea view. You can see sunset during the dinner. Lovely! Staff super friendly and nice. Food very good with fresh fish of the day. Good value.

Thank ma_5577
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful perspective at sunset for birds of all kinds with diving gulls pelicans and flamingos. Food and service very good. Great.location and generous portions so don't need any bread. Good SA wines.

Thank Richard S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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