It’s always difficult finding a new and unexplored place to visit. Europe and America are, of course, ever-popular destinations, and even Africa, with its safaris, has become a commercial tourist destination. Of the 7 continents, the only tourist-free and truly mysterious one is Antarctica. The White Desert has changed this completely by allowing you a chance to visit this incredible unexplored continent in 5-star styles. Mantis’ the White Desert will fly you into the interior of Antarctica in a 5-hour flight across the Southern Ocean, where you will find the beautifully designed ecological campsite. The range of adventures includes an 8 days safari exploring the last great wilderness, including visiting the Emperor Penguins. The management team has skied over 16,000 km in the polar regions and is well versed in the terrain of this amazing continent. The accommodation comprises frameless structures that use composite panels slotted together, thus combining the structure of a building with the mobility of a tent. Six of the seven pods are luxury en – suite bedrooms that include two single beds, a wash area, toilet, and desk. The company has even provided a separate tent with full shower and toilet facilities.
Chef Jenna Viney is one of the best in Cape Town and prepares delicious fresh food three times a day, including seafood barbecued steaks, full breakfast spreads, and light lunches. Evenings mean a relaxed time sipping on Champagne whilst being regaled with incredible information about the continent.
This incredible property won Mantis the ‘World’s Leading Polar Expedition Operator for White Desert, Antarctica.’ Waking up to a view like this is definitely on my personal bucket list.