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“Excellent seafood in wonderful environment”
Review of The Raft

The Raft
Ranked #2 of 29 Restaurants in Walvis Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $39
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Pub
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Oegstgeest
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood in wonderful environment”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We arrived in Walvis Bay after a long trip from Windhoek and found this restaurant next to our hotel. We had half a dozen of excellent (!!!) oysters and some very nice fish. The restaurant, which is overlooking the ocean, served good wine and was overall prices very decently.

  • Visited November 2012
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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Beautiful setting, great food”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

When we arrived it was re-assuring to see car guards watching vehicles .It was early evening and flamingos were foraging in the shallow water ,lit by the coloured lights of the restaurant...very pretty.
The restaurant which sits on stilts out in the seawater provides for a unique setting. The sea-food special that we had ( a trio of different types of grilled fish ) was excellent and very good value.
I recommend it highly

  • Visited November 2012
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Windhoek
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Pizza Party”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Nice pizza for pizza lovers. Good service and nice during the day or during summer. In winter, because this restaurant is in the middle of the lagoon the wind comes in through the holes and it gets rather chilly.

Visited September 2013
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Location, location, location”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Superb location, mouthwatering fish and excellent value, what more can I say. One of had trio of fish - butter fish, monk fish and Kingklip - highly recommended.

Visited September 2013
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Windhoek, Namibia
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good Location”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

We had very good time there ,drinking and enjoying, excellent view and excellent service by the bartender .nice location to shoot pictures

  • Visited September 2013
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