Imagine – boarding your luxury 12-seater Gulfstream jet departing gorgeous Cape Town, enjoying a glass of Stellenbosch Red, as you fly over the icebergs of the Southern Ocean. Just 5 hours later, and sooner than you’d realized, find yourself arriving at arguably the world’s most beautiful runway – Wolf’s Fang, surrounded by an infinite expanse of white. Once saturating your lungs with crisp and pure Antarctic air, transfer to your light aircraft for a 20-min hop to the spectacularly-located Whichaway Camp, with 7 chic solar-heated sleeping pods equipped with a wash area and toilet, a communal dining area and lounge where you will enjoy the company of like-minded travelers over epicurean delights and exciting stories, as well as a shower pod. With a range of activities on offer from ice climbing and caving to gentle hikes with picnics overlooking ice waves, more than 20 hours of sunlight, you can do as much or as little as you want, limited only by your stamina!
Ensure you get enough rest, though, for your next adventure takes you on a 2-hour flight to the incredible Atka Bay Emperor Penguin Colony, observing the tuxed-up celebrities of “March of the Penguins” after their long huddle of winter. Giddy from the excitement of seeing “Happy Feet” in reality, you remind yourself that yet another exciting adventure awaits – exploring the Geographic South Pole which is merely a 7-hour flight (and refuel stop) away! Assured in the knowledge that you’re joining a select few who have ever spent a night 83ºS in the beauty of the high polar plateau, you fall blissfully asleep in one of the wildest places on earth.
On your flight back to reality that is Cape Town, reflecting on your once-in-a-lifetime Antarctic expedition, you look forward to swapping your bright polar parka for a safari hat as you continue your adventure to the world-class national parks...
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Whichaway Camp is unique and the perfect place from which to base your adventure. There are six 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 by the award-winning chef.
Enjoy an adventurers picnic and sip on a cocktail with 1,000-year-old ice or explore the maze of ice tunnels moulded by the seasonal melt and freeze of the sea ice, partake in daily activities that are out of this world with bragging rights attached!
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