33º 58’ 00” S 18º 36’ 00” E

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Start Point: Cape Town, South Africa.

We will host a safety briefing the day before the flight where our staff will welcome you. We will also update you on the latest weather forecasts in Antarctica and assist with any last-minute preparations.

Flight

South Africa to Antarctica

On the flight from Cape Town, you will pass into the Antarctic Circle and into 24 hours of continuous sunshine. The plane we will be using is a Gulfstream G550 with return range. All carbon is offset with fully accredited projects.

 

70º 48’ 00” S 11º 23’ 00” E

Whichaway Camp

Amazing hikes, divine drinks from the snow bar, delicious food and warm hospitality. I'm already looking forward to my next trip.

Lynn Angel
South Africa
Learn More About Whichaway Camp

Whichaway Camp is unique and the perfect place from which to base your adventure. There are seven state-of-the-art sleeping pods that are heated and designed for two people in each. At just over 6m (20ft) in diameter, they are also spacious with a writing desk, wash area and toilet.

The rest of the camp comprises a shower pod, kitchen and three centralised pods that make up the reception, lounge and dining room. While the exterior is made from cutting edge materials, the interior has an old-world feel with rich textures. Here you can relax and enjoy the food from our award-winning chef.

DAILY ACTIVITIES

Ice Tunnels

A photographer's dream. Explore a maze of surreal ice tunnels that have been sculpted by seasonal melt water
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Nunatak Climb

With the help of our expert guides, scale a blue-ice glacier and reach the easy summit of "Nunatak" mountain for spectacular views
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Mighty Abseil

Experience an exhilarating descent from the summit of a 100 metre-high cliff surrounded by an amphitheatre of glimmering blue ice
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Ice Climbing

Learn this exciting sport using crampons and ice-axes, allowing you to scale seemingly impossible walls of ice
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Rock Climbing

Our former world champions will teach you how to safely scale the stunning red granite walls that encircle our camp
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Rope Walk

An easy traverse above a 200ft cliff with spectacular views across the ice waves below
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4X4 Excursions

We offer daily driving safaris to explore the wonders of the Schirmacher Oasis
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Adventurers Picnic

Refuel on the top of a rugged peak with views to every horizon, the perfect opportunity to sip on a cocktail with 1,000-year-old ice
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Science Bases

Learn first-hand about the important scientific work that is underway at the different Antarctic research stations near our camp
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Zip Line

Sometimes the fastest way is to zip! Feel free as free as a snow petrel as you fly across an ice lake, suspended in the air
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Polar Talks

Learn the extraordinary tales of the explorers of old whilst in the same environment
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THE GEOGRAPHIC SOUTH POLE

Even now, reaching the southernmost point on earth is a feat that very few people have achieved. During the seven-hour flight, we land on the polar plateau to refuel, and you will have a chance to walk around this vast, foreboding wilderness getting a real taste for the immense scale of Antarctica.

Back on board, we continue to the South Pole, landing at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole station. At the designated marker, you will be at the lowest point on earth. A place with no more East, South or West – only North and you will be able to walk around the world in just a few paces!

70º 38’ 16” S 8o 15’ 45” W

EMPEROR PENGUINS

Two hours' flight via Basler BT-67 from our main camp and you are at a site of more than 6,000 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 seen, wildlife events on the planet.

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