33º 58’ 00” S 18º 36’ 00” E
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Cape Town is home to award-winning vineyards and stunning ocean vistas. It is often tipped as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
We will host a safety briefing the day before the flight where our staff will explain all kit requirements, assist with any last-minute preparations and update you on the latest weather forecasts in Antarctica.
South Africa to Antarctica
We travel in uncompromising comfort across the mighty Southern Ocean on an Airbus A340 (or similar) or Private Jet. During the five-hour flight, the African night turns to day as we soar over thousands of icebergs and pass into Antarctica’s 24 hours of continuous sunshine. Destination: Wolf’s Fang runway.
70º 38’ 16” S 8o 15’ 45” W
EMPEROR PENGUIN COLONY
Two hours flight in a Basler BT-67 from our main camp and you are at a site of more than 14,000 penguins and their young chicks. Both are totally unafraid of humans and will come within a few meters of our group, immersing you in the noise, commotion and the sheer beauty of it all. This is one of the greatest – and yet least observed – wildlife events on the planet.
White Desert’s uniquely located camps are designed to be easily dismantled and removed, leaving no trace on the pristine environment. Guests can choose to stay at either Whichaway, an oasis of luxury overlooking freshwater lakes, or Echo, where the spirit of adventure is discovered in some of the most dramatic mountain ranges on Earth.
Compare our two camps below
Whichaway70º 48’ 00” S 11º 23’ 00” E
Whichaway is our flagship luxury camp and sits on the shores of one of the freshwater lakes of the ice-free Schirmacher Oasis. We’ve designed 6 heated ‘polar pods’ with cutting-edge exteriors and old-world interiors that conjure up images of Antarctica’s rich heritage of exploration.
A warm and inviting communal area with lounge, library and dining room is the ideal setting to relax and recount the day’s activities with friends.
Activities Around Camp
Echo71º 32’ 00” S 8º 50’ 00” E
Inspired by the seminal age of Space exploration, Echo sits in quiet solitude encircled by pitted rock formations.
The space-age design of the ‘Sky Pods’ makes them look like they’ve been beamed down from Mars. Futuristic and luxurious, the six bedrooms are created from composite fiberglass with floor to ceiling windows allowing guests to soak in the moon-like landscape beyond.
Activities Around Camp
Arctic Truck safari
Our Other Adventures
South Pole & EMPERORS
This luxury adventure takes you into the heart of Antarctica to see the Emperor Penguins. Then it's on to the southernmost point on earth - the South Pole!
THE GREATEST DAY
This is your chance to experience the real interior of Antarctica in a single day.
Designed for the adventure seekers, this 5/6-day adventure takes you into the interior of Antarctica to scale a rarely climbed peak.
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