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
On the flight from Cape Town International, you will pass into the Antarctic Circle and 24 hours of continuous sunshine.
Co-ordinates: 71º31’s 08º48’e
Elevation: 1127m amsl
Orientation: 175 true
71° 31′ S, 08° 48′ E
Wolf's Fang Runway
The 3,000m x 60m runway is maintained and operated by an experienced ground crew that attends to the monitoring of weather, ground-to-air communication, and runway grooming.
Weather forecasting and observation services are tailored to support planned flying operations and a daily briefing service is available for pilots departing Cape Town.
Our camps in Antarctica are perfect for exclusive buy-outs, where we can take a maximum of 12 people. We recommend Echo for private groups; consider this your home away from home. Read more about the camp below.
71º 32’ 00” S 8º 50’ 00” E
Echo is inspired by the seminal age of Space exploration and has been designed especially for clients who’ve travelled the globe in style and understand the privilege of effecting positive change through travel. Providing maximum flexibility is Echo’s raison d’etre; guests staying at Echo will be required to book the camp on an exclusive-use basis catering to up to 12 guests. An experienced team of chefs, hosts and expert guides allows guests to relax or explore at their leisure.
The stylish new eco-camp will feature six heated, cutting-edge polar pods complete with expansive floor to ceiling windows commanding views of the dramatic landscape beyond. Crafted from composite fiberglass, each of the bedroom pods will be designed for two guests, with interiors featuring retro space-age detailing and luxurious furnishings.
OUR OTHER ADVENTURES
We offer core adventures for the pioneering traveler.
SOUTH POLE & EMPERORS
This luxury adventure takes you into the heart of Antarctica to see the Emperor Penguins. Then it's on to the lowest point on earth - the South Pole!
THE GREATEST DAY
This is your chance to experience the real interior of Antarctica in a single day. On arrival you will spend 3 hours on ice, taking a gentle hike from Wolf’s Fang camp to a nearby nunatak.
A wildlife photographer’s dream. This trip offers unique access to a magnificent penguin colony when the chicks are taking their first steps off their parent’s feet.
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