The Lagoon, Walvis Bay, Namibia

The Raft Restaurant
Walvis Bay Lagoon
Walvis Bay

This unique Namibian restaurant is built on stilts at the end of its own jetty in the picturesque Walvis Bay Lagoon on the West Coast of Namibia.

The Raft Restaurant offers you an extensive menu of seafood, game, meat, local and international dishes, not to mention the appearance of dolphins, pelicans, flamingoes and kite surfers, swimming, flying and stumbling past the dining room windows.

This is the place to sit and watch the sunset with a drink in hand, or enjoy a lazy lunch, watching the Walvis Bay lagoon life happen in front of you, while enjoying the legendary service and hospitality of The Raft Restaurant.

With solid wood floors built using old timbers from the original Namibian Walvis Bay jetty, lofty ceilings, panoramic views over the lagoon, cosy log,burning fires in winter, a deck with roll up up windows for the warm summer months, friendly efficient staff, excellent food and a very special ambience, it is considered by many to be the best restaurant on the coast of Namibia.

On lucky days the Dolphins delight guests with their antics as they play close by with the Seals. A myriad Birdlife frequent the waters surrounding the restaurant while 'Flamingo Ballet' under the floodlights is a regular evening occurrence, as Pelicans glide past the windows and the resident Heron takes his nightly stroll.

 Sunset at Walvis Bay Lagoon

Not just an ordinary restaurant, The Raft Restaurant is your multi-experience venue perfect for: stopping by for lunch en route to your destination, spending a relaxing evening over a bottle of wine while enjoying the ambience and excellent quality Seafood, Steaks and local ingredients served in the Main Restaurant, or for something more casual why not treat yourself to the best Homemade Burgers around, and authentic Wood Fired Pizzas from the wood-burning oven in the Bistro.

Then again you may just fancy dropping in for a cool beer on a balmy afternoon or a lazy sundowner while experiencing the perfect view of a beautiful sunset in Namibia from the Bar with it's casual atmosphere & canvas roll up sides.

Whatever you choose we know you'll be glad you visited the Raft Restaurant.

 Our co-ordinates are;
S 22°57'44.4"
E 014°29'00.1"

Escape the mist of Swakopmund

- come to Walvis-Bay


Tel + 264 64 204877


 Walvis BayThe Raft Restaurant

More sunset in Walvis Bay Lagoon 



 What they say about us;

If you are in Namibia you need to visit the Raft
I love the Raft,  I have been there about a dozen times over the last 2 years and always look forward to coming back.  Great staff, great manager and tonight I finally met the owner Sarah who is just lovely.   I love this place, if you are in Namibia then you need to come to the Raft, Its the best place to eat in town. I recommend it to everyone I know.  The food is excellent, the view is spectacular, its a great place to spend a night with your family or freinds.  I have been here about a dozen times over the past couple of years and always look forward to coming back.  If I had one complaint it would have to be - the Crocodile was off the menu... (sorry, but I do love the Bushmans Platter with the Crocodile)  Thank you to you all, I look forward coming back next week before returning to the UK.  David Carroll Director Purple Pear Creations Web Design Ltd UK  PS Get yourself a Facebook page so we can all like everything about the Raft... 

What a pleasure to find such a great place on our travels through Namibia.

We liked it so much we came back twice. -S. R. Australia

We are from California-USA, and your restaurant was a perfect end to our time in Namibia. -Joseph

Les Otaries ne font pas assez de spectacle.Superbe soirée, -Mera Switzerland

The best seafood I have ever eaten! -Natalia Czechoslovakia

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Lovely atmosphere, warm fire, friendly staff and divine food. Great to visit you in Walvis. Would love to come back one day. Thanks for excellent service. -C.W.G.

Sorry but we think you have to move your outstanding, extraordinary restaurant to another place- our home town in Austria for example. We will be back. Svelyn and Chuish

Ein lob an die gute kuche!! Wir waren sehr zufriendin G.Germany

Quality is when the client comes back not the product. We’ll come back. -M. P.

Have been coming here since 1 ½ years ago, when we moved to Walvis Bay Best in Southern Africa!  -Victor & Hanlé

Excellent Restaurant! The finest place we have eaten in Namibia!  A.P. UK

Congratulations to the chef! C. I. Belguim

We wish we lived nearer to you, so we could be regular customers. This was our first experience at your Restaurant and we will be back!  -Mike & Linda Liverpool