A day in Antarctica

Ellerman House is one of Cape Town’s best boutique hotels. Their concierge team has been working hard to add new and innovative experiences on offer to their guests. They have now collaborated with White Desert – the only company in the world to fly into the interior of Antarctica in a private jet. A carbon neutral experience that is as luxurious as it is adventurous.

After arriving in Cape Town and enjoying a few days of complete relaxation at Ellerman House, you will be primed and ready to take on the ‘Greatest Day’ – a 24hr round trip to Antarctica and back.


Your Antarctic Adventure starts with a a departure in the African night from Cape Town Airport on a private Gulfstream jet for a quick 5.5 hour flight. Travel over thousands of icebergs as you enter 24 hours of continuous sunshine (in the southern Hemisphere summer).


Landing at the specially prepared ice runway, you will then be transferred by 4×4 vehicles to the magnificent Schirmacher Oasis. A land of cliffs, lakes and science bases – all of which will be explored throughout the day.

With up to 8 hours on the ground, you can partake in a host of activities ranging from completely gentle to as adrenaline-fueled as you wish. Expert guides are on hand to escort you every step of the way.

The day culminates with a gourmet Champagne dinner, in celebration of the spectacular setting that is the Antarctic.

Landing back in Cape Town 24 hours later, nestle yourself into the crisp white sheets of your Ellerman House bed. Pinch yourself – it’s not a dream, you just experienced the greatest day.

If you don’t think 24 hours is enough to satisfy your need to explore the “white desert”, then consider going for the 4-Day or 8-Day experience.

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