The Langholm Hotel

Langholm Team

Our Team

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.”

Cara-Lize Esterhuizen

General Manager

Cara hails from Maltahohe in the south of Namibia and was born on 20 April 1989. Cara completed her schooling at Elnatan Private School in Stampriet in 2007 and then completed an Advanced Diploma in Nature Management at Centurion Academy in 2011.

Cara completed her student practical training at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre before commencing a career in hospitality at Hammerstein Lodge. Cara then accepted a post as General Manager at Namib Carnivore Centre before returning to Lodge management at two lodges in the south over a period of seven years.

Cara moved to Walvis Bay during early 2023 and took over the reigns of day-to-day management at The Langholm on 22 May 2023.


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.

Assistant Manager

Ricardo was bron in Upington on 3 November 1980 and his family moved to Walvis Bay in 1992 where he finished Grade 12. Ricardo was formerly the GM at The Raft Restaurant prior to joining the team at The Langholm as an Assistant Manager with effect from 23 October 2023.


Mieta was born in Windhoek and completed her schooling at Sonop School in Mariental in 1980. 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 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.


Andre was born is Swakopmund on 4 December 1992 and finished Grade 10 in Henties Bay, where his family are living. Andre has a son Luandre born in 2012 and a daughter Shandre who was born in 2018. Andre joined us on 6 November 2023 from Cape Cross Lodge where he worked for 6 years as a barman/waiter.


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.

Georgette Kaizemi


Georgette was born in Grootfontein on 26 June 1992. Georgette has a young teenage daughter Katrina who lives with her in Walvis Bay. Georgette joined our Housekeeping department on 31 May 2023.


Teresia was born in Oshakati on 10 September 1982 where she also completed Grade 10. Teresia has two sons Petrus born in 2008 and Leonard born in 2019 and a daughter Maria born in 2020. Teresia was formerly employed at Shoprite and joined our Housekeeping department on 14 August 2023.


Hilda was born on 24 May 1977 and completed her Grade 10 at school in Oshakati. Hilda has a daughter Penehupifo born in 2017. Hilda was previously a bar lady and joined our housekeeping department on 28 August 2023. 

Christophina Paulus

Kitchen Asssitant/ General Cleaner

Kiito was born on 7 January 1987 in Wilhelmstal in central Namibia. Kitto is the sister of a former Assistant Manager at The Langholm Hotel and she joined our team on 3 January 2023 as a Kitchen Assistant and General Cleaner.

Kiito has three children, A daughter Seline, born in 2006, a son Pandu born in 2017 and a daughter Kiito born in 2021.


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.

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