Often tipped as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town is home to award-winning vineyards and stunning ocean vistas.We will host a safety briefing the day before your scheduled flight where our staff will explain all kit requirements, assist with any last-minute preparations and update you on the latest weather forecasts for Antarctica
You travel in uncompromising comfort across the mighty Southern Ocean in a Gulfstream 550. During the five-hour flight, the African night turns to the Antarctic day as you soar over thousands of icebergs and pass into 24 hours of continuous sunshine. Your destination: Wolf’s Fang Runway.
The Wolf’s Fang range and its surrounding Nunataks are the perfect playground of ice and mountains. Scale walls of ice with the help of axes and crampons, explore wind swept peaks where few humans have ever walked and for the more adventurous, traverse to an overnight remote camp where you will camp out on the glacier just like the explorers of old.
Between rugged mountainranges andspectacular frozen waves of ice, our guides will expand your horizons in this wonderland of discovery. Our philosophy is simple – do as much or as little as you like. After all, it’s your adventure!
Your visit to the penguins begins with a 2.5-hour flight to Atka Bay, the site of the first episode of Sir David Attenborough’s ground-breaking documentary Seven Worlds, One Planet. Here you’ll see over 14,000 breeding pairs and their newly-hatched chicks, a spectacle full of noise and energy that is a favourite with wildlife watchers and photographers.There are so few visitors to this colony that the chicks are unafraid of humans and often waddle close by. Mindful of our responsibility to the Antarctic environment and of IAATO guidelines, we keep at least 25m (80ft) from the penguins while taking in all the sights and sounds of this rare wildlife spectacle, which remains one of the greatest thrills on Earth!