White Desert Antarctica

Antarctica

At a Glance

  • Scenic flights across an unexplored continent to the Geographic South Pole

  • Tailor made itineraries offering a range of unique activities and excursions

  • Visit the Atka Bay Emperor Penguin Colony – the site of two BBC Attenborough documentaries

  • Stay in luxurious, high-tech sleeping pods with state-of-the-art solar heating

  • Only a five-hour private jet flight from Cape Town

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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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Description

White Desert Whichaway Camp is a camp like no other, situated within the interior of Antarctica, one of the last great wildernesses on earth. After a five-hour flight across the Southern Ocean, you will be transported to another world.

White Desert Whichaway Camp is a unique camp set within the interior of Antarctica. After a five-hour flight across the Southern Ocean, you will be transported to another world. A luxurious and ecological camp set in one of the last great wildernesses on earth.

Touchdown down in Antarctica and then transfer to your luxury eco camp by a 30-minute flights - all emissions from flights to, from and whilst on the continent, are offset by fully accredited carbon-neutral schemes

Whichaway Camp is a camp like no other, the perfect base for your Antarctic adventure. Spacious state-of-the-art sleeping pods are designed for two people and just over 6m (20ft) in diameter and feature a wash area and toilet.  Separate to the ‘sleeping pod’ there is a communal shower pod, kitchen, where the award-winning chef prepares mouth-watering meals, a comfortable lounge area.

Activities can be as easy and gentle or adventurous and adrenaline-fuelled. Learn to rock climb on a nearby ‘Nunatak’ mountain. or explore the Schirmacher Oasis – a rare stretch of terra firma surrounded by the ice cap of Antarctica. Visit a research base and learn all about ongoing scientific explorations.  

 

 

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Accommodation

Luxury Dome

As a part of White Desert Camp, Whichaway Camp offers 6 luxury sleeping Domes measuring just over 6m/20ft in diameter. Each Dome contains everything that you could need for your stay including heating, premium bedding, a writing desk, and en suite bathroom with separate water closet. 

Communal Pods

Whichaway Camp also has a separate pod with hot showers, as well as a reception pod, dining pod and lounge pod complete with plush seating.

Facilities

Hot Showers

Despite its remote location, guests staying at Wichaway Camp are able to warm up with a hot shower in the shower pod.

Activities

Gentle Treks & Picnics

Enjoy gentle treks and picnics overlooking the ice waves.

Kite-skiing

For any adrenaline junkies staying at Wichaway Camp, kite-skiing amongst epic scenery just off-site is a must!

Ice Climbing & Abseiling

Depending on current conditions, there can be no better way to explore the ice than donning a harness, climbing up and abseiling down. Marvel at the incredible formations and head into the spectacular caves.

Visit Emperor Penguin Colony

Fly 2 hours from Wichaway Camp across Antarctica and visit the magical Emperor Penguin colony.

Visit the South Pole

For those with enough time, its possible to follow in the footsteps of only the hardiest explorers and visit the South Pole

Vacation Ideas

  • Epic Adventure to the South

    Kruger National Park, Cape Town & Antarctica

    from $71300 pp 11 nights

    • Experience safari at one of Africa's most exclusive safari lodges
    • Explore the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town
    • Fly across the icebergs and plateaux of the breathtaking and beguiling continent, Antarctica
  • Ultimate Antarctica: Emperors & South Pole

    Cape Town, Wichaway Camp Antarctica, South Pole, Wichaway, Cape Town

    from $92300 pp 11 nights

    • Reach the holy grail of the early explorers, the geographic South Pole
    • Land at an Emperor penguin colony and join the very few to meet the real life stars of the March of the Penguins
    • Private charter flight over thousands of icebergs as the African night turns to 24 hours of continuous sunshine
  • Ultimate Antarctica: Emperors & South Pole

    Cape Town, Wichaway Camp Antarctica, South Pole, Wichaway, Cape Town

    from $92300 pp 11 nights

    • Reach the holy grail of the early explorers, the geographic South Pole
    • Land at an Emperor penguin colony and join the very few to meet the real life stars of the March of the Penguins
    • Private charter flight over thousands of icebergs as the African night turns to 24 hours of continuous sunshine

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