The Team

Christa - Master Chef

Christa – Master Chef

Christa is the master chef in Christa’s Kitchen.

She is a Herero from Okarara and if you ask her nicely, she’ll even dress up!

Christa started to work here back in 1991! She is family!

Zelma - Bar Lady

              Zelma – Bar Lady

Zelma is Owamba and started with us in 2012.

          Zelma controls the bar and is your first stop on the deck.


Amos – Campsite Assistant

Amos is a Himba from the surrounding area.

He started on Saturday, 29 December 1991 – the day we started clearing space for the campsite.

He was the first staff member and is definitely part of the family.

He now is a local pastor of quite a big congregation and the unofficial mayor of Epupa.


Gabriel – Campsite Supervisor

Gabriel is an Angolan from the Humbe area.

He also started in 1991, soon after Amos.

He is Koos’s right hand in all building and maintenance work.

He also worked with Koos in the Marienfluss for many years..

He is an incredible hiker.

Kamati – Campsite Assistant

Kamati is from the Ehomba area and is a Zemba.

He started in 1997.

Kamati always has a smile on his face – Monday or Friday!


Diana - Chalet & Kitchen Assistant         

Diana – Chalet & Kitchen Assistant

 Diana is a Zemba from the Marienfluss.

She was born and raised in Koos’s presence.

She started to work for Koos at Epupa in 2011.

Elena – House Keeping

Elena is from the Ruacana region and is a Zemba.

She started with us in 2013.


Juanine – The nuts and bolts of Epupa.

Juanine is from the Carocca region in Angola.

Koos met her in 1999 along the Cunene in Otomongo.

She is the cog in the wheel that keeps Epupa Falls Lodge & Campsite spinning.

She is also Koos’s PA and do most of his translating.

Koos Portrait

Koos – Owner

Koos has been in Kaokoland for twenty-five years in 2014.

He is so much part of the area, he has become a legend.

He is one of the few lodge owners in Namibia that lives at, and runs his own lodge.