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 for the next year or two. Kyle is a qualified diesel mechanic and 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.”
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.
Mieta Maasdorp - Chef
Mieta was born in Windhoek and has lived in Walvis Bay for the past 26 years. Mieta has been blessed with 5 sons and a daughter, most of whom live nearby. Mieta has many years of experience in kitchens and has proved herself as beyond highly capable winning numerous cookery competitions. Mieta has worked with Nic in various capacities during the past 25 years.
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.
Wilika Alweendo – Sous Chef / 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 – 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.