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 has been working on a luxury privately owned yacht in the Mediterranean since April 2019 and relocated during September 2019 with the yacht to Fort Lauderdale in the USA to work the Caribbean and USA. Kyle is a qualified diesel mechanic and working for VMS 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 The 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.”

Genevieve Bester – Assistant Manager
Genevieve is born and bred in Walvis Bay and matriculated at De Duine High School in 2000. Whilst still at school Genevieve started waitressing at the local Spur and worked at The Raft for twelve years in a variety of positions. Genevieve has three children, Zanitah, 14, Givandru, 12, and Elijah, 2. Genevieve joined us full time from 1 July 2020.



Penny Paulus - Assistant Manager
Penny was born on 22 September 1991 and her family has homes in the North and Otjiwarongo. Penny previously worked with us prior to being offered a fantastic opportunity to work in Florida at Disneyworld.  Upon her return from the USA Penny sought a return to The Langholm and she rejoined us in November 2020. Penny is a great character and her personality wins over all who meet her. Penny is unmarried and lives in Walvis Bay.

Lettie Tjeriko - Chef
Lettie was born in Outjo and completed her schooling Delta Senior Secondary School in Windhoek in 2009.  Lettie has completed a number of  Hospitality and Tourism Certificate and Degree courses through the Polytechnic of Namibia and she is a qualified Chef.  Lettie was mentored by a famous French trained Chef and is confident in her ability to prepare a very wide variety of meals. Lettie joined our team on 16  March 2021.

Wilika Alweendo – Breakfast Chef
Wilika was born in Uutapi on 31 May 1989. Wilika attended Onongholo Combined School in Uutapi where she finished in 2006. Wilika joined the team on 1 November 2016 as the Sous Chef for dinner service and has been promoted to Breakfast Chef wef 3 November 2020. 

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.

Julia Hamalwa – Housekeeper

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. 

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.