The Raft - Gastro Obscura

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The Raft

Walvis Bay, Namibia

Hitch a boat ride to dine on stilts while watching wildlife. 


The Raft is a restaurant built on stilts over Namibia’s Walis Bay Lagoon. Walk across the pier or hitch a boat ride to arrive at the restaurant’s wooden steps. Once there, surrounded by the coast’s brush greenery, you can enjoy an unique dining experience as the sun sets in shades of magenta. Guests frequently sight herds of elephant, buffalo, and wandering flamingos grazing or swimming.

The Raft’s menu includes an assortment of Namibian barbecue favorites including kapana, prime cuts of meat cooked on an open fire, basted with olive oil, sprinkled lightly with sea salt, and served with chilis, onions, and spices. If you’re vegetarian, don’t fret: The menu can be customized to include vegetarian options on request. If barbecue isn’t your thing, the restaurant’s menu includes an assortment of takeout options including burgers, sushi, and wood-fired pizza.

Know Before You Go

Some menu favorites have been removed temporarily due to the pandemic. Be sure to check the restaurant’s website for updated hours of service and to get a list of menu options.

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