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A phenomenal eleven day adventure exploring Antarctica’s landscape & wildlife highlights from your expert camp, bookended by a luxurious stay in Cape Town

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What's Included

  • Completely private tours of Cape Town
  • Luxury accommodation in Cape Town
  • Specialist Antarctica camp
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

This is a once in a lifetime, in-depth Antarctica experience; staying and exploring its landscapes and wildlife from an expert, hi-tech camp base for six full days. Including a flight further inland to observe an Emperor Penguin colony up close.

Choose from an incredible selection of daily activities and excursions, such as kite skiing, exploring ice caves and giant abseiling, tailored to the camp each day and all led by a team of professional Antarctica guides.

Flying from Cape Town you’ll also have the chance to experience this spectacular city and the Cape Peninsula, with a whole host of expertly guided private tours to choose from.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-3

Cape Town

Meet and greet at Cape Town airport Meet and greet at Cape Town airport

On arrival at Cape Town, you will be met airside by a Jacada representative, as you enter the terminal building. You will be fast-tracked through immigration, assisted with baggage collection and assisted to your onward arrangements.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Cape Town

Accommodation in Cape Town

Two days exploring Cape Town Two days exploring Cape Town

Spend your time relaxing and exploring this wonderful city. You have our top recommendations for activities, restaurants and shopping so that you can make the most of your time here.

Full Day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour Full Day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour

Take one of the most scenic journeys in the world in this wonderful, full day private tour. Your guide will collect you from your hotel in the morning and bring you out through the coastal suburbs.

The trip is entirely private, so you can take things at your own pace though typically you'll make stops to see the highlights shown below:

Hout Bay and Chapman Peak Drive Hout Bay and Chapman Peak Drive

Leaving the suburbs of Cape Town the road winds through Hout Bay and up over Chapmans peak for truly stunning views of the coastline. If we're lucky we may even see Southern Right Whales in the waters off-shore from June-November.

Cape of Good Hope Cape of Good Hope

Explore the rocky coastline and unique Cape Fynbos vegetation which is home to unique bird-life such as African Black Oystercatchers and Cape Sugarbirds amongst others. Climb to the famous Cape Point Lighthouse to capture the magical vistas of False Bay, and stop at the south western most point of Africa - the fabled Cape of Good Hope.

Simon's Town & Boulders Beach Simon's Town & Boulders Beach

We will visit Boulders Beach for a visit to see African Penguins in their natural habitat. Next drive through the historical naval village of Simonstown and over yet another spectacular mountain pass; Boyes Drive, where you will take in views of the quaint fishing harbour at Kalk Bay as well as the seaside villages of St James and Muizenberg.

The Flagship Lunch The Flagship Lunch

Today you'll enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch in what is one of Cape Town's best kept secrets, the late Chef Bruce Robertson's celebrated restaurant The Flagship.

You will be hosted with a maximum of sixteen guests at the chef's table at The Flagship located in the Winston, a smart Cape Cod-style mansion in Simon's Town. You will be served an inspired five course seafood menu, with local peninsula and seasonal ingredients, expertly paired with a fine selection of award winning wines.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

As we return to the city (time allowing) you have the opportunity to visit these magnificent gardens set on the slopes of Table Mountain before returning to your hotel in the city.

Antarctica pre-departure safety briefing Antarctica pre-departure safety briefing

During a safety briefing, your camp's representatives will be on hand to offer advice and answer questions about any element of the journey. They will be with you every step of the way, from explaining how the clothing systems work to what you can expect once actually in Antarctica. During this briefing, they will also confirm the exact time of departure for the flight according to the latest weather analysis. Weather can mean that schedules change.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Cape Town airport

Flight

Special flight from Cape Town to Antarctica

Days 3-10

Antarctica

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer to Whichaway Camp

 
Seven days exploring Antarctica from Whichaway Camp Seven days exploring Antarctica from Whichaway Camp

Usually your stay here kicks off with you getting settled into your sleeping pod before an introductory afternoon trek and evening presentation. With only 12 clients on each adventure and professional polar explorers as your guides, the day to day itineraries are tailored to each individual. They can be as relaxed or adventurous as you want. You don’t need to be an athlete to come with us, only in normal physical condition. With gentle treks and picnics overlooking the ice waves, you will have all the time in the world to truly explore this great wilderness. Then, for those searching for more adrenaline, your guides can push you as far as you want to go; from kite-skiing around camp to ice climbing up virgin peaks. Put simply: the landscape is as big as your imagination.

Whichaway Camp Activity : Ice Treks Whichaway Camp Activity : Ice Treks
Whichaway Camp Activity : Kite skiing Whichaway Camp Activity : Kite skiing
Whichaway Camp Activity : Visits to Science Research Bases Whichaway Camp Activity : Visits to Science Research Bases
Whichaway Camp Activity : Overland Flight and Emperor Penguins Whichaway Camp Activity : Overland Flight and Emperor Penguins

Today you will fly two hours across Antarctica, providing immense views of the high polar plateau before landing at the Emperor Penguin colony. You will be the only people to witness this incredible wildlife spectacle and able to get up close and personal to these real life stars of “March of the Penguins”. You will sit in wonder as the chicks waddle right up to you, their parents equally inquisitive to these strange newcomers to their icy land. It is one of the greatest thrills on earth to witness such a rare and secluded wildlife spectacle. After that, there is the option to drive about 1hr from our camp to a small mountain range. In this stunning landscape, we ski tour around the base of the mountains, even reaching the summit under the expert leadership of your guides.

Whichaway Camp Activity : Ice Caves Whichaway Camp Activity : Ice Caves
Whichaway Camp Activity : Giant Abseiling Whichaway Camp Activity : Giant Abseiling
Whichaway Camp Activity : 'Neverland' Hike to see the Ice Waves Whichaway Camp Activity : 'Neverland' Hike to see the Ice Waves

You drive to an area named “Neverland” and, using ropes, walk on the edge of a 200ft cliff overlooking the magnificent ice waves.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer from Whichaway Camp to the airport

Flight

Special flight from Antarctica to Cape Town

Days 10-11

Cape Town

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Cape Town airport to Cape Town hotel

Accommodation in Cape Town

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Cape Town airport

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