We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Raft

The Esplanade | The Lagoon, Walvis Bay WB1, Namibia
+264 64 204 877
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fish” (37 reviews)
“pizza” (30 reviews)
“eisbein” (8 reviews)
Closed Now
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Esplanade | The Lagoon, Walvis Bay WB1, Namibia
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (681)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 434 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic food, very attentive and professional service topped with a stunning view. We enjoyed every minute. Special: the Walvis-Bay Oysters and the Fish-Curry. Definitely a „Come-Again“-Place!

Thank RauschA_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing view with the restaurant being literally on the water. I enjoyed the seafood very much and our waitor was very good. The chenin blanc was not good.

Thank Chelsea S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of good food. Easy to find and there is a good marine atmosphere. Didn't want to leave. It's busy but this does not slow the service down.

Thank M3316EPmiker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Raft twice during our trip. The cappucino was good, the service very friendly, warm and helpfull while picking our choices. We found the atmosphere relaxing/ friendly and laid back. Clean toilets. The food was very good, fresh and nicely served. Recommended.

Thank siepje s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was recommended by some fellow travellers we met on the road- so we decided to check it out. We don't like fancy restaurants usually, but this place had great reviews, and prices were reasonable. First the location- incredible! You can see birds flying...More

Thank AFreviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 'home-away-from-home' service that you get at The Raft and the friendly service you get from the staff, makes it worthwhile to visit here. Beautiful views of the Lagoon - especially at sunset; interesting meals on the menu. And Samson! what would anyone do without...More

Thank connormicaela
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stumbled across this place when I was staying in Walvis Bay on business for three days. After the first night, I didn’t bother looking anywhere else. It was a wonderfully relaxing place with lovely views across the bay, very tasty food at a reasonable...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

The location is great!!! It’s located at the walvis bay lagoon. You walk on a jetti towards the restaurant that is located over the water.. at sunset the sun reflects ever so stunningly over the water. If not for the food at least the location..

Thank njluis
Reviewed October 9, 2018

I frequently visit The Raft, a great bistro vibe, and good food. A great place to watch the sunset and enjoy time with friends. Definitely the main social spot for Walvis Bay.

Thank Mathieu C
Reviewed October 7, 2018

It is a seaside restaurant/pub. I got a Greek salad and a craft beer for lunch, both pretty good, and the 300gm Kudu sirloin and a beer for dinner another day. I asked for the steak medium-rare and it was DEFINITELY on the rare side....More

1  Thank Robert H
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Walvis Bay
Protea Hotel Walvis Bay Pelican Bay
193 reviews
.09 miles away
The Langholm Hotel
87 reviews
.36 miles away
Lagoon Loge
183 reviews
.72 miles away
Protea Hotel by Marriott Walvis Bay
100 reviews
1.11 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Anchors @ the Jetty
429 reviews
.29 miles away
Rojo Pub & Restaurant
34 reviews
.26 miles away
Walvis Bay Yacht Club Restaurant
27 reviews
.25 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Walvis Bay Waterfront
336 reviews
.15 miles away
Sandwich Adventure Tours
32 reviews
.16 miles away
Sun Sail Catamarans
54 reviews
.28 miles away
Sandwich Harbour 4x4
372 reviews
.28 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Raft staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing