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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%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“monkfish” (10 reviews)
“seafood” (32 reviews)
“pizza” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Seafood, Soups, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Esplanade | The Lagoon, Walvis Bay WB1, Namibia
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1 - 10 of 349 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate snails followed by fish. In both cases the sauce was really overbearing and instead of complementing the taste of what was being eaten, completely overwhelmed it. Unfortunately the white sauce both for the first course and for the main, was very unsubtle. In...More

Thank cliffordchambers
Sarah G, Owner at The Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Clifford, Many thanks for your feedback which is very important to us, albeit disappointing that you were not happy with your food. Creamy garlic snails is one of our most popular starters and for that reason has been on the menu for over 10...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a real treat to be served by Immoloatrix she gave us super service whilst we enjoyed the fantastic views over the water. The food was delightful and reasonably priced I do hope that we can visit again very soon

Thank Mark8905
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We had dinner at the Raft one night. Problem in Walvisbay is that there is no fresh seafood except oysters. The food at the Raft is not bad, probably better than most other places but we expected lots of fresh fish in a fishing townafter...More

Thank ekholland27
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We were on a group tour across Namibia with Ultimate Safaris and one of our lunches was at The Raft. We ordered the fish sampler with 3 types of fish. This dish was ok. Not too special. The other dish we ordered was the prawns....More

Thank PandaHouston
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is the kind of restaurant and bar just right for a beachfront. A good selection of dishes and we enjoyed all that we had ordered. I like the bar and easy, lighter meals for during the day or a less formal evening supper destination....More

Thank Toff_Hill
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This review is based on the "bar" side of the restaurant, which has a cheaper menu and still maintains a decent atmosphere. Burgers are big and tasty, pizza is pretty good too. Draft beer for N$20 - who can beat that?!

Thank jessebarfield
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Visited the bistro section and found a friendly reception with tables set out to maximize the view. The food was very good quality and they had a Namibian wine which was excellent. Really worth a visit

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Went for dinner. Found the restaurant a bit loud. But the food was amazing. Especially the Eisbein. Average service

Thank janabenson
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 39
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
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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