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Whichaway Camp

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Whichaway Camp is the flagship camp located on the shores of one of the freshwater lakes in the ice-free Schirmacher Oasis. The team has designed six heated 'polar pods' with cutting-edge exteriors and old-world interiors that conjure up images of Antarctica's rich history of exploration.

Guests at Whichaway love to sit back and chat in the communal lounge, library, and dining area, which offer a wonderful space to relax with amazing views. They can savor gourmet meals prepared by their private chef, enjoy a sauna with a panoramic view of the glacier, sip cocktails by the fire, and cross off bucket list adventures like visiting the South Pole, ice climbing, hiking over ice waves, and coming face-to-face with 28,000 emperor penguins.

Accommodation
The camp has designed six heated 'polar pods' with cutting-edge exteriors and old-world interiors that conjure up images of Antarctica's rich history of exploration. Guests at Whichaway love to sit back and chat in the communal lounge, library, and dining area, which offer a wonderful space to relax with amazing views.

Location
Whichaway is located at the base of a 60-meter (200-foot) ice fall on the Schirmacher Oasis, where the glaciers of the Antarctic Ice Sheet meet the sea ice of the Novolazarevskaya Nivl Ice Shelf. Surrounded by stunning rock and ice formations, guests are in the perfect location for exploration and adventure or simply to relax and enjoy the peaceful solitude of the Great White Continent.

Meals
The camp offers hearty breakfasts, elegant lunches, and three-course dinners that will ensure all guests are well-fed while staying on the Great White Continent! The chefs use top South African produce to create meals that are full of flavor and sophisticated without being fussy. The wines come from the finest Cape vineyards, the bread is freshly baked, and the coffee is freshly ground!

Activities
The camp has a fully qualified UIAGM guide to lead activities at Whichaway at a pace that suits the guests. Whether you prefer ice-climbing and exploring the crystal caves, yoga, or relaxing in the library with a book, Whichaway is an inspiring escape from the hubbub of everyday life.

Transportation
A 5-hour flight from Cape Town aboard an Airbus A340 (or similar) or private jet, this is the perfect place to disconnect from the hubbub of the modern world and tune into the great outdoors.
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Itineraries

Emperor's Penguin Colony in Atka Bay
$68,500
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Early Emperors at Whichaway Camp

6 Day Itinerary
  • Explore remote areas of Antarctica
  • Stay in a remote and luxurious camp
  • See penguin colony in Atka Bay
  • Photograph local wildlife
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
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Geographic South Pole Explorers
$98,500
EXPLORE

South Pole and Emperors at Whichaway Camp

8 Day Itinerary
  • Explore remote areas of Antarctica
  • Stay in a remote and luxurious camp
  • See penguin colony in Atka Bay
  • Visit the Geographic South Pole
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Skiing, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
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Activities Around the Camp

A variety of group excursions available, and plenty of activities you can do on your own around camp. You can be as active or relaxed as you like while at the Camp. 

Ice Tunnels - The seasonal meltwater carves a path through the ice waves, forming deep tunnels of iridescent blue ice at the base of the Oasis. Exploring the tunnels is truly a magical experience.

Crystal Caves - The meltwater flows through tunnels and caves that will defy our guests’ imagination. The ancient ice, created over millennia, has so little air trapped within it that it turns blue – and is a perfect accompaniment to a cocktail!

Nunatak Climb - With the help of an expert guides, scale a blue-ice glacier and reach the easy summit of "Nunatak" Mountain for spectacular views

Rope Walk - On a hike that is as safe as it is spectacular, guides lead the guests on an easy traverse across a 200-foot cliff with an incredible view of the ice waves below.

Blue Rivers - The cascading meltwater of the Antarctic spring flows through the ice waves below Whichaway, creating blue rivers that seem to have jumped straight out of the pages of a storybook.

Adventure Picnic - Refuel on the top of a rugged peak with views to every horizon, the perfect opportunity to sip on a cocktail with 1,000-year old ice

Body and Spirit - Guests will love the stunning views across Whichaway Lake from the yoga pod, followed by a sauna or just a drink on the terrace before dinner.

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