Langholm Team



Nic Adams – Owner & Host
Nic was born in Cape Town on 2 December 1960. His father retired as the City Administrator of Cape Town and then served as the first City of Cape Town Ombudsman. He has two older brothers residing in Durban, South Africa. Nic is a divorced father of three children – Kelly, a qualified Doctor of Chiropractic, is living in Walvis Bay and has her practice at the Welwitschia Hospital, Nicole is reading psychology at UNAM in Windhoek and Kyle is working in Walvis Bay. Nic's life partner, Barbara, is a "silent" partner in the hotel too and adds hugely to ensuring the "look" of the hotel is just right. Nic bought Langholm Hotel in April 2005 and has certainly found his vocation – “I enjoy almost every aspect of the hotel business and have built up a wonderful guest base of friends since 2005.”

Anna Shaapopi – Senior Assistant Manager

Anna hails from Oshakati where she was born on 20 April 1994. Anna completed her schooling at Duinesig Combined School in 2013 where she was Head Girl and commenced her accounting studies part-time through Unisa whilst working for an accounting firm in Walvis Bay for the past 18 months. Anna was crowned Miss Walvis Bay in 2015.

Phiina Iyalo Malima – Assistant Manager
Phiina was born in the Katutura State Hospital in Windhoek on 3 May 1983.
Phiina completed her schooling at Jan Jonker Afrikaner Secondary School in Windhoek. She has been working in the Hospitality industry since 2013.

Elina Nekongo – Trainee Assistant Manager
Elina hails from Onandjokwe near Ondangwa and was born on the 21st day of January 1992. Elina attended Duinesig Secondary School together with Anna and Johanna and left in 2012. Elina has a daughter named Claudia who was born in 2015. Elina joined the staff during 2017.

Andries Ndjene – Our famous Breakfast Chef

Andries has been with the hotel since it was built (1996); he’s also responsible for General Maintenance. Andries was born at Okomakwiya in the Omusati region on 8 February 1972 and has two children, Ismael & Thomas. Andries has quite a fascinating employment record with us. He was originally employed as a general worker by the company that built the hotel. The original owners of Langholm offered him a job to help with upkeep of the garden, and he showed interest to better his position and was introduced as a Kitchen Assistant to help prepare breakfast. Under the careful eye of the then Assistant Manager, a trained Cordon Bleu Chef, Andries took to the job like a hand in a glove and became responsible for breakfast preparation on alternate weekends. When our Head Breakfast Chef left our employ in 2008, Andries took over the reigns as the Head Breakfast Chef and never looked back. Andries is famous for his delicious Langholm Full House Omelette. We’re told by many that it is the BEST they’ve ever had.

Ben Haingura – Security Guard

Ben joined the Langholm in 2013 after having worked for the security company that were contracted to look after the security at the Langholm. Ben was born in Kaisosi, near Rundu on the banks of the Okavango River on 22 June 1974. Ben is married to Angelina Runguro and they have four children, Inocentia, Jonas, Leonella Kasiko, and Nangura Magdalena.


Hilalia Amalwa – Laundry Lady
Hilalia was born at Oshikuku in the Omusati Region on 27 September 1970, has 6 children; Naemi, Tangeni, Victoria, Vute, Tangi and Shigwedha. She joined the Langholm Clan in October 2008.


Johanna Shikodhi – The Adams Home Cleaner & Alternate Weekend Langholm Laundry Lady
Johanna was born in Onandjokwe on 29 October 1991. She completed her education at Duinesig Secondary School in Walvis Bay and then worked at a fish factory, for a construction company and a hotel. Johanna has a daughter Olivia born in 2013.


Wilika Alweendo – Kitchen Assistant
Wilika was born in Uutapi on 31 May 1989. Wilika attended Onongholo Combined School in Uutapi where she finished in 2006. Wilika assists with the preparation and presentation for dinner service and on alternate weekends for breakfast.

Julia Hamalwa – Housekeeping

Julia Hamalwa was born on 29 July 1985 in Oshikuku, Owambo. Julia has previously worked at the Langholm Hotel for a couple of years, was then tasked with other responsibilities and returned to the Langholm on 1 August 2012. Julia has a son Jarm Tangeni who was born in 2006, Johannes Johannes in 2013 and Johannes Jonas who was born in August 2017.

Paulina Shilongo – Housekeeping

Paulina Shilongo was born in Omundudu in Owambo on 20 October 1971. Paulina worked at the Langholm Hotel for a few years prior to 2005, went to live in the North and then returned to the Langholm Hotel on 1 August 2012. Paulina has one daughter, Hilde, who was born in 2011.

Verena Amupadhi – Kitchen Assistant & General Cleaner

Verena was born in Oshikuku, Omusati Region on 22 February 1987 and joined the Langholm Clan in May 2017. Verena attended Mwaala Secondary School in Tsandi, Uukwaludhi. 

Fillipus Shilunga - Gardener and General Cleaner

Fillipus was born on 26 February 1975 in Omundudu, Oshakati. Fillipus has three children Werner born in 2001, Hilde born in 2011 and Hilma born in 2014. Fillipus is the life partner of Paulina.