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Epic Antarctica & South Africa

Antarctica, Cape Town & Madikwe Reserve, South Africa

From $51200 per person in low season
From $51200 per person in high season

based on 11 nights

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Daily experiences

Land Price includes scheduled White Desert Trip including return flights to Unknown International Airport from Cape Town, four nights at Ellerman House and four nights at Molori Safari Lodge.

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At a Glance

  • Private charter flight across the icebergs and plateaux of the breathtaking and beguiling continent, Antarctica

  • Explore the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town

  • Finish your vacation at one of Africa's most exclusive safari lodges

  • See a colony of Emperor Penguins and the Big 5 all in one vacation

  • A completely unique and exciting itinerary that can be customized to you

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South Africa is a year-round destination. The summers are generally warm and dry, while winters tend to be wet and cool, the rains brought on by fierce north westerly gales. Neither season experiences extremes of temperature, thanks to prevailing winds. Summer (Nov-Mar) is the hottest with temperatures 20-40°C. Mid season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct) temps between 10-30°C. Winter (from June- Aug) is the low season with temps 0-25°C.

Antarctic weather is a lesson in extremes. Antarctica is the world’s coldest, windiest and driest continent. During the summer months the winds abate considerably and the weather is surprisingly comfortable, averaging between 20 and 50F. Summertime also means 18-24 hours of sunlight which allows life to flourish for a brief summer period. Long days also allow extensive exploration by small ship cruise to Antarctica. Antarctic weather allows for a short season of cruising from November to March each year.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

One of the most exciting trips available at this time, this once-in-a-lifetime journey combines the glaciated and remarkable landscapes of the Antarctic followed by Cape Town and one of Africa's most exclusive safari lodges.

  1. Fly to Cape Town

  2. Days 1-2: Cape Town & the Western Cape

    Your ultimate Antarctic adventure begins in the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, South Africa. Enjoy a private transfer to your hotel, where you are treated to beautiful views over the bay.

    On the evening before your departure for Antarctica, White Desert will host a safety briefing at the hotel, where expedition staff will check your kit and prepare you for your flight south.

    Accommodation: Ellerman House (1 night)

  3. Days 2-5: Antarctica

    The real adventure begins as you board a Gulfstream private jet, enjoying uncompromised comfort as you soar over thousands of icebergs in the Southern Ocean below, before landing on the White Continent and last great wilderness. Witness the African night turn into 24 hours of continuous sunshine during the five hour flight as you cross the polar circle and approach your destination: Wolf Fang's runway. Touch down on the this specialist runway, disembark and transfer to Wichaway Camp.

    Travel in the summer months and make the most of the constant days and 24 hours of sunlight with an extraordinary itinerary which can include kite-skiing, ice climbing, abseiling down an iceberg, exploring ice tunnels and even BASE jumping! While most of these activities are not for the faint of heart, we can ensure that this itinerary is completely tailor made to you.

    This itinerary is entirely subject to weather conditions in Antarctica and is meant as a day-by-day guide of what to expect. Exact dates and types of plane may vary.

    Accommodation: White Desert Antarctica (3 nights)

  4. Days 5-8: Cape Town & the Western Cape

    After this exhilarating adventure, head back to Cape Town and spend four nights at Ellerman House situated in one of the most exclusive areas of Cape Town, Bantry Bay. Spending a a couple of days here will give you the chance to get back to reality and make the most of everything that Cape Town has to offer; Table Mountain, the dramatic capes, Boulders Beach and no visit is complete without a trip to the Winelands which account for some of the world's best and most affordable wines and fine dining restaurants. We know all the best restaurants, hidden gems and must do activities in and around the city and can create a personalized, unforgettable itinerary for you which can include everything from reservations at the most exclusive restaurants to night time city cycling tours to abseiling down the side of Table Mountain.

    Accommodation: Ellerman House (3 nights)

  5. Days 8-12: Madikwe Game Reserve

    Finish this awesome adventure with a few nights in the malaria free Madikwe Reserve at the ultra-exclusive Molori Safari Lodge for another phenomenal safari experience. Four nights at Molori will give you the opportunity not only for some fantastic game viewing and guiding but also a chance to relax and reflect on your adventure. Enjoy an early morning game drive and laze by your private pool before an evening game drive and sundowner drinks. In the evenings, enjoy a gourmet dinner under a canopy of stars before getting a closer look at them through the largest private telescope in the southern hemisphere.

    Accommodation: Molori Safari Lodge (4 nights)

  6. Fly from Madikwe to Johannesburg

    Leaving Molori in the afternoon, take a scenic flight back to Johannesburg for your onward flight.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation.

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