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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Soups
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews pizza seafood curry kingklip calamari salad bar area great setting amazing views beautiful location watch the sunset worth a visit water lagoon flamingos trio pier
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had amazing food here, I believe I had the crumbed kingclip with Aoli and baked potatoes, my brother and sister had the kabeljou and also loved it. It's a bit pricey but I do recommend it if you are looking for a well cooked...hearty meal. Amazing food and the virgin cocktails are extremely good. Love love loved it.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at the Raft is always cool. We hand a few cold drinks which were super cold in the heat and had pizzas and desert. We had the Simba and Chooky pizzas and for desert sticky toffee pudding and cheesecake. Service was friendly but pizzas...took a little time but were good. Always worth a visitMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 5 January 2021

The service was not bad and I wanted to order a basket and calamari for me and my daughter but luckily she said we should only order the basket and it was really more than enough for 2 people, it was really tasty and the...fish was nice and fresh.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 12 April 2020 via mobile

The meals are very generous and the fishes so fresh and delightful ! And dinning in the light of candles in front of the Bay is so romantic and magic. Please book in advance for ensuring a great view. Thanks for all !

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 11 March 2020 via mobile

The place looks a little ramshackle from the outside, but it is lovely inside and the food and service was great. The fresh oysters were terrific and I highly recommend the chorizo and calamari starter!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 9 March 2020

The Raft definitely relies on the location and view. Other than that, it does not have a nice atmosphere and is in need of a facelift. The food was overrated and overpriced.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 24 February 2020

The view is nice, service was a bit slow and the food was not to bad. It's worth a visit for the view

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 21 February 2020

Thanks Gisel for the awesome food and service tonight. The trio of fish was exceptional. Will recommend your establishment to EVERYONE. Keep up the good atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 20 February 2020

This is something out of "Mad Max" but built out into the Walvis Bay Lagoon and in a beautiful location (flamingoes, pelicans).On each occasion we ate there we enjoyed really good dinners. I particularly enjoyed the Hula Hula and Portuguese fish curries. My wife had...hake and Hula Hula curry. She enjoyed them both. Service was friendly and efficient. You can eat in a bar area or the restaurant. We ate in both and preferred the bar area of the two. There was more atmosphere and more locals.By UK standards our meals were extremely good value for money.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

Excellent Oysters 👌👌👌We saw Flamingos and Bonus to see the Pelicans grooming themselves!Worth a visit!

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • The Raft is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4