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 luxury privately owned yachts both in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and USA. Nicole is commencing work as a full-time Life Coach from 2023 based in South Africa. Kyle is a qualified diesel mechanic and manages his own business – Precision Fuel Injection 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 and gave birth to a son in September 2022.

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Anita Beukes – Assistant Manager

Anita was born in Gobabis in 1990. Anita is Mom to daughter Makayla who was born in 2015. Anita joins us from a position at a lodge in southern Angola where she assisted with the day-to-day running of a busy fishing lodge. Anita joined the team in October 2022.

Mieta Maasdorp – Chef

Mieta was born in Windhoek and completed her schooling at Sonop School in Mariental in 1980Mieta. Mieta has been blessed with five sons and a daughter and is a fantastic chef.  Mieta has worked on and off at The Langholm Hotel for years and adds huge value to the offering to our guests. Mieta has received praise for her culinary skills from a wide variety of top chefs and is highly rated by all who savour her food.

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.

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.

Johanna Shikodhi – Housekeeper

Johanna was born at Onandjokwe, Ondangwa, in the Oshikoto Region on 29 October 1991, and has 2 children, Olivia born in 2013 and Paula in 2021. Johanna did work as a Housekeeper at the Adams house up to January 2018 and rejoined the Langholm Clan in November 2022.

Deswill Maasdorp – Maintenance / Handyman

Deswill was born in Swakopmund on 29 March 1998. Deswill is the son of our chef Mieta and he has a young son who was born in 2018. Deswill joined us on 1 October 2021.

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.