White Desert Echo




Patrick and Robyn Woodhead


​​Inspired by astronauts. Used by explorers. 

Echo sits in quiet solitude encircled by pitted rock formations—it’s as close as you can get to feeling like you’re off the planet without leaving Earth.

The space-age sign of the ‘Sky Pods’ makes them look like they’ve been beamed down from Mars. Futuristic and luxurious, the six bedrooms are created from composite material with floor to ceiling windows, allowing guests to soak in the moon-like landscape beyond. Enjoy meals cooked by a private chef, decompress in the luxurious library pod, and cozy up in sleeping pods that emulate space station interiors.

Ideal for exclusive use groups and catering for up to 12 people, Echo allows guests to combine an ultra-luxury experience with a once-in-a-lifetime adventure on the 7th continent. As with all White Desert’s camps, Echo is designed to be dismantled, leaving no trace on the Antarctic landscape.



Iconic Rock Climbing: Challenge your skills and join the ranks of the few who have scaled a nunatak.

Abseiling: Embrace the thrill of abseiling frozen cliffs under the guidance of certified mountain guides.

Fatbiking: Test your skills astride a fatbike and tackle the especially groomed 10km Explorer’s Loop.

Cross-Country Skiing: Get out there and experience the exhilarating Explorer’s Loop.

Nunatak Tour: Incredible views atop a summit are in store.



EARLY EMPERORS: White Desert curates multi-day adventures from your stay at Whichaway. Make the most of your time in Antarctica and spend time up close with the Emperor Penguin colony on this 5-6 day journey.

SOUTH POLE & EMPERORS: This 7-8 day trip combines the magnificent Emperor Penguins with a flight to the southernmost point on earth—the Geographic South Pole.



Types of accommodations:

Luxury Sleeping Pods



Dining Room



Fine dining: breakfasts, elegant lunches and three-course dinners (local South African produce)

Flight by ski-plane (airfield and air transport)

Package trips

Massage and polar sauna

Champagne picnic