EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Indulge in a transformative experience as you visit Antarctica & the South Pole, and get your passport stamped with one of the rarest stamps in the world. Setting foot in the world’s most remote location is probably the ultimate bucket list destination and a travel highlight of a lifetime.

  • Discover the majestic landscape of the 7th continent in the sumptuous style of a 19th-century safari, complete with glacier picnics, free flowing champagne and indulgent camp accommodation. Nestled in a lunar-like landscape between a frozen lake and towering walls of ice, its 6 state-of-the-art fibreglass sleeping pods represent the finest luxury to be found in Antarctica. The camp blends seamlessly into the landscape, with removable pods peppering the site and powered by renewable energy to ensure zero environmental impact.

  • Each pod features heating, saarinen chairs, fur throws, animal-skin pillows and cut-crystal toothbrush holders in the ensuites. Common facilities include a lounge pod with library along with a dining room of fur-lined chairs, where guests enjoy three-course gourmet meals.

  • Each season, between November and February, small groups of no more than 12 lucky guests board a Gulfstream G550 (can also be privately chartered) departing White Desert’s Cape Town base for the ultimate adventure tours between 1 day to 8 days. Flying over the Southern Ocean, the jet lands on a blue-ice runway before guests are transported to the camp.

  • Experience one of the most magical spectacles as you fly across the never-ending white plains to one of the few Emperor Penguin colonies of Antarctica.

  • Intrepid travelers can also book the ultimate Antarctica day trip for a cool $13,500 a person, which includes the five-and-a-half-hour flights to and from Cape Town and four hours on the ground in Antarctica.

  • Embark on a choice of activities: hike through majestic scenery, visit local science bases, explore ice caves & tunnels, or brush up on your photography & polar explorer skills with the help of expert guides. Excitement seekers can go rock climbing, ride fat bikes, kite skiing, abseiling & zip-lining, and no one will want to miss seeing Emperor Penguins en masse.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ADVENTURE TOURS:


The Greatest Day - 1 Day $13,500

Undoubtedly the greatest day trip of all time! You will have up to four hours on the ground, whilst our award-winning chef and professional guides look after you. Champagne picnic & guided hike.



Explorers' Academy - 4 Days $38,500

On this four-day adventure, White Desert offers you the opportunity to learn from one of the most experienced and accomplished polar explorers of our time – Ben Saunders. Learn essential Polar skills and camp in the Antarctic wilderness.



Early Emperors - 5 Days $58,500

This trip offers unique access to a magnificent 6,000 penguin colony when the chicks are taking their first steps off their parent’s feet. Emphasis on polishing your photography skills.



Emperors & South Pole - 8 Days $92,500

This trip combines the magnificent Emperor Penguins with a flight to the southernmost point on earth – the Geographic South Pole.


Owners Club - 4 to 8 Days $ on request

This is an extremely rare opportunity to land your personal aircraft on the only runway in Antarctica specifically designed for private jets. Bespoke tailor made itinerary.

The Luxe Voyager is an authorized agent for White Desert Antarctica. Chat with one of our expert travel designers today to begin planning your bucket list expedition

Call: +852 9465 4577

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White Desert Antarctica Adventures

Indulge in a transformative experience as you visit the South Pole, and get your passport stamped with one of the rarest stamps in the world. Setting foot in the world’s most remote location is probably the ultimate bucket list destination and a travel highlight of a lifetime. Discover the majestic landscape of the 7th continent in the sumptuous style of a 19th-century safari, complete with glacier picnics, free flowing champagne and indulgent camp accommodation. Nestled in a lunar-like landscape between a frozen lake and towering walls of ice, its 6 state-of-the-art fibreglass sleeping pods represent the finest luxury to be found in Antarctica. The camp blends seamlessly into the landscape, with removable pods peppering the site and powered by renewable energy to ensure zero environmental impact. CEO Patrick Woodhead (he was part of the youngest and fastest team to reach the South pole back in 2002) co-founded the camp along with his wife Robyn.

Each heated pod which can withstand winds of up to 180mph and has an en-suite bathroom. There are animal skin pillows, warm parkas to throw on after a shower, hot water bottles swaddled in fur and even toothbrush holders which are made from crystal. There’s a lounge and a well-stocked bar and the ice used in your drink could very well be a thousand years old. The dining table includes a large oak wooden table with chairs lined with fur with three course evening meals. Some of the camp’s previous guests include Prince Harry, Buzz Aldrin and Bear Grylls. Just so you know who you might be bunking up with should you book a holiday.

White Desert hosts about 100 visitors a year, with each trip having a maximum group size of 12. The one to eight day itineraries begin with a five-and-a-half-hour chartered flight from Cape Town. After checking into their respective pods, guests can partake in a no of excursions: explore ice caves, zip-line over frozen lakes, kite ski and even visit a 6,000-strong Emperor penguin colony. The highlight though is another short flight, organized midway through your stay at the resort, to the geographical South Pole which is located 150 miles away.

All powered by solar panels, there are six fibreglass sleeping pods or igloo-like enclosures with a view of a 200-ft ice fall in the distance. These are expertly insulated, heated, and sheltered from outside noise. At just over 6m (20 ft) in diameter in diameter, they are spacious and come with either double or twin beds, a writing desk, and en-suite toilet and wash basin. There is also a separate pod complete with shower and further toilets. Each heated pod can withstand winds of up to 180mph and is designed for two people. Each pod has an en-suite bathroom. There are animal skin pillows, warm parkas to throw on after a shower, hot water bottles swaddled in fur and even toothbrush holders which are made from crystal. The sleeping pods feature beds with bamboo headboards, white Eero Saarinen-style chairs, and wood flooring. Complimentary parkas hang from free-standing coat racks.

White Desert Antarctica Whichaway Camp
White Desert Antarctica Pod Bedroom
White Desert Antarctica Pod Bedroom
White Desert Antarctica Pod Bathroom
White Desert Antarctica Pod Bathroom

Pod

There’s a lounge and a well-stocked bar and the ice used in your drink could very well be a thousand years old. The dining table includes a large oak wooden table with chairs lined with fur. Busy days exploring Antarctica are sure to work up an appetite and hearty breakfasts, elegant lunches and three course dinners will mean you are well-fed whilst staying at the bottom of the world.

White Desert Antarctica Dining
White Desert Antarctica Dining
White Desert Antarctica Lounge

Dining

Dining table for 14

A six-wheel-drive truck outfitted for the elements arrives to take 12 guests to their home for the week: Whichaway Camp, a cluster of sand-colored pods perched over the rugged terrain which from a distance, looks like Mars or a lunar camp. Besides the 6 sleeping pods, additional pods house a kitchen, a dining room, a lounge and a library. As a zero-impact campsite, all waste generated at the property is transported back to Cape Town. The camp has 11 staff members, including seasoned high-mountain guides, who cater to guests’ specific needs and desires. Activities include climbing, skiing, flying to the South Pole, visiting a penguin colony and trekking through ice tunnels.

White Desert Antarctica Trucks
White Desert Antarctica Trucks
White Desert Antarctica Ice Caves
White Desert Antarctica Ice Caves
White Desert Antarctica Emperor Penguins

Area & Location

Area, Country
Whichaway Camp, Antarctica
Nearest Airport
Local Currency
Time Change
Language
Best time to go
November thru February

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