Emperor Penguins At Antarctica

10D9N Throw on the Cape for Antarctica — Exotic Cape Town & Antarctica Tour

Forget run-of-the-mill far South journeys, here’s one Antarctic adventure with plenty of panache

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On your one-of-a-kind Cape Town and Antarctica tour:

  • Ditch the conventional way of getting to the world’s southernmost continent — depart from South Africa and rock into Antarctica in style and comfort – via a five-hour private jet flight over the spectacular Southern Ocean
  • Cosy up in your well-appointed base camp featuring heated state-of-the-art sleeping pods, a lavish lounge fitted with a cocktail deck and an atmospheric dining room with fur rugs affixed on every chair
  • Expertly explore impressive icebergs and striking ice tunnels boasting gorgeous curves with polar veterans
  • Immerse in the cacophony of Antarctic bird chatter as you stand in the midst of over 6,000 penguins and their chicks
  • Court hip city Cape Town’s cuisine and gin distilleries and embrace the balmy weather in a sidecar


Cape Town Coastline

Day 1 – Arrive into Cape Town

Upon arrival at the Cape Town International Airport, travel comfortably to your hotel in an arranged private transfer. As you’re likely arriving before check-in time, we have included a guaranteed early hotel check-in for you.

It’s free and easy for the next few hours. Should you wish to explore the city with a guide, we can certainly design a half-day private bespoke experience in your preferred theme for you.

In the evening, attend a safety briefing in anticipation for your epic Antarctica exploration.

Current availability for:

Shared small-group Antarctica tour (maximum 12 pax)

  • 09 and 23 January, 30 November and 07 December 2022
  •  11, 18 and 25 January 2023

Exclusive charter of 12 seats

  • 12, 19, 26 December 2021
  • 02, 14, 21, 28 December 2022
  • 04 January 2023
Private Chartered Flight Between Cape Town And Antarctica

Day 2 – Cape Town to Antarctica

A shared transfer will send you to the airfield for your 5-hour private jet flight across the Southern Ocean to Antarctica. During the flight, you’ll enter the Polar Circle and encounter the continuous daylight of the Antarctic summer.

After landing on the ancient blue ice of the runway, you’ll transfer to the eco-friendly Whichaway Camp. Settle into the luxurious home away from home and enjoy a gentle hike.


This is an expedition to wild Antarctica; the itinerary is entirely subject to weather conditions and is meant purely as a guide to what you may expect day by day. The exact sequence of itinerary and types of aircraft mentioned may vary.

Eco Domes At Whichaway Camp

Day 3 – Antarctica

Settle into Whichaway Oasis and do as much, or as little, as you like. Activities range from yoga, massages and gentle treks to exploring the incredible ice waves, summiting a nunatak, ice climbing and even abseiling.

On quieter days, you’ll hear talks from the polar explorer staff about some of the lesser-known history of Antarctica and their world record-breaking expeditions.

Emperor Penguin Parents

Day 4 – Antarctica (Atka Bay)

Fly 2 hours across Antarctica, accompanied by awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountain ranges and coastline, before landing at the emperor penguin colony at Atka Bay.

You’ll be among the rare few who have ever witnessed such a spectacle, observing the real-life stars of March of the Penguins from an intimate distance.

Ice Tunnels

Day 5 – Antarctica

Spend the day exploring the ice waves below your eco camp, delving into the series of mythical ice tunnels that are as surreal as they are beautiful.

Then you’ll be off on an Arctic Truck safari, winding your way through the snow and ice to an incredible vantage point where you can take in the panoramic view over the waves that you have just explored.

Amundsen Scott South Pole Station

Day 6 – Antarctica (South Pole)

Leave early in the morning in our Basler BT-67 aircraft, flying over stunning mountain ranges before landing at 83° South to refuel.

After a walk on the high polar plateau, continue to the South Pole, where you’ll have plenty of time for photos and a chance to stamp your passport before flying back to 83° South. It’s overnight in the great wilderness of the Antarctic Plateau.


The South Pole is situated at an apparent altitude of 4,000 metres with an approximate ambient temperature of -25ºC. Those with pre-conditions for altitude sickness are advised to avoid this option.

Aerial View Of Antarctic Coastline

Day 7 – Antarctica

After a night under canvas, enjoy a hearty breakfast before boarding the plane once again to return to Whichaway Oasis. The flight is the perfect chance to appreciate the immense scale of Antarctica!

Upon your return to camp, it’s time to look forward to a three-course champagne dinner to celebrate your exploration achievements.

Trekking On Ice Rift

Day 8 – Antarctica

An adventurous hike along a winding cliff face rewards you with stunning views over pressure ridges of ice that have been folded over millennia by the ocean.

World-class mountain guides will lead you on this challenging hike, ensuring your safety at all times.

Cape Town Bo Kaap

Day 9 – Antarctica to Cape Town

The flight out of Antarctica on the shared private jet wraps up your exotic adventure in the White Continent. It’s time to dive back into the vibrant energy of Africa!

You will be chauffeured to your hotel in a small-group transfer. Rest up and reminisce on an exotic Antarctica tour — no doubt there will be plenty of precious flashback moments.

Departure Plane

Day 10 – Depart Cape Town

Depending on your flight time, you might like to explore the different sides that Cape Town has to offer at your own leisure, or have us design a half- or full-day bespoke private experience for you (additional cost).

At the appointed time, a private transfer will send you to Cape Town International Airport for your departure flight home.


10D9N Throw on the Cape for Antarctica — Exotic Cape Town & Antarctica Tour
per person (twin-sharing)
9-night acccommodation?
Transportation as per itinerary?
Guided tours and activities as per itinerary?
All guiding fees, support of field guides and logistics staff
Daily breakfast and seven lunches and dinners?
Scheduling and reservation services
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