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The Raft

The Esplanade | The Lagoon, Walvis Bay WB1, Namibia
+264 64 204 877
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
The Esplanade | The Lagoon, Walvis Bay WB1, Namibia
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$39
Meals
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
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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