Now You Can Stay in Luxury in Antarctica at White Desert Camp

Now You Can Stay in Luxury in Antarctica at White Desert Camp
White Desert Camp, which only operates during the months of November, December, and January, due to Antarctica's harsh weather conditions, revamped its space last year and will open its door to guests this November.

Antarctica, the world's most southern continent, is on the bucket list of even the most discerning traveler. And now, with White Desert's newly updated ecological camp, there is the possibility to reach this magnificent continent in five-star luxury!

White Desert Camp livingroom

The guest ledger includes such names as Prince Harry and Bear Grylls and you will have access to adventures such as trekking into blue ice caves, kite-skiing, abseiling, warming up at the local sauna, and visiting researchers at the South Pole.

The Emperors and South Pole adventure is offered four times a year during the months of November and December, and allows a group of 12 to embark on an 8-day excursion. Highlights include seeing newly hatched emperor penguins, exploring the South Pole, and visiting the United States' Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

White Desert Camp penguins

Please bear in mind that the South Pole is situated at an apparent altitude of 4,000m/13,123 feet with an approximate ambient temperature of -25 C (-13F). Those who have had issues with altitudes sickness previously should contact a member of White desert staff for further advice.

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What's included:

• Airport collection in Cape Town and transfer to your hotel.
• Safety briefing in Cape Town.
• Return flight to Antarctica (inc. a 30kg baggage allowance).
• All accommodation, food and drink (including all alcohol) in Antarctica.
• All guiding fees, support of field guides and logistics staff.
• The use of certain items of polar clothing, as denoted on equipment list.
• All logistics and transport withtin Antarctica including DC3 plane & 4x4s.
• Payment by White Desert Ltd of a ‘Carbon Tax' for offsetting emissions created by all logistics associated with Antarctic travel.

White Desert Camp

White Desert Camp

The camp has an easy and friendly feel to it and is run along strict environmental guidelines. There are six state-of-the-art sleeping pods, designed for two people in each, which are heated and warm. They are quiet on windy days and at just over 6m (20ft) in diameter, they are also spacious, with a double bed (for couples), a writing desk, wash area and toilet. For guests traveling separately, the room can be partitioned. The rest of the camp comprises of a shower pod, kitchen pod and two custom-made tents. These are unique – fusing cutting edge material with an old-world feel and house the lounge and dining room. Here you can relax, enjoy the fantastic food from our award winning chef and take things easy. Our philosophy is simple – do as much or as little as you like. It's your adventure!

White Desert Camp

White Desert Camp

White Desert Camp

White Desert penguins

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What's not included:

• Commercial flights to and from Cape Town, South Africa.
• Accommodation and meals whilst in Cape Town (Please note, these can be organized through our Cape Town office).
• Polar clothing. Please note, most items can be purchased from White Desert in advance of arriving in Cape Town.
• Comprehensive insurance cover. White Desert staff can assist you as to the right kind of cover required.
• Additional expenses incurred in Cape Town due to any delay.
• Additional baggage costs over the agreed amount.
• Cost of the use of a satellite phone whilst in Antarctica.
• Cost of internet data when in Antarctica

To book, please contact Robyn Woodhead at

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