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.
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 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.
90° 0′ 0″ S
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!