The travel company, White Desert has announced that direct flights from Cape Town to Antarctica will be introduced in December 2021.
According to White Desert tourists will now have the opportunity to witness the icebergs and get up close to the colony of emperor penguins.
White Desert confirmed last week that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the introduction of bucket list trips and Cape Town has become a suitable destination for flights to the earth’s southernmost continent, Times Live reported.
“We travel in uncompromised comfort across the mighty Southern Ocean in a Gulfstream private jet. During the 5-hour flight, the African night turns to day as we soar over thousands of icebergs and pass into 24 hours of continuous sunshine,” White Desert’s official website said.
The company’s spokesperson Mindy Roberts indicated further that most of their clients fly from all over the world to make the journey from Cape Town to Antarctica.
According to Roberts, they make use of the Airbus and the Gulfstream to take their guests in a very small group as they can only accommodate 12 guests per camp, however, prospective clients should know that it will cost about R795,000 to make the journey to the ice.
Meanwhile, those who are on a tight budget might want to make use of the company’s “greatest day” option, 24 hours of continuous summer daylight, as well as other activities.
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