Explore the White Desert through the eyes of our guest, Chad Sorrel, who shares his Exceptional Ellerman Experience from sunny Cape Town to ice-cold Antarctica.

“Our experience with Ellerman House and White Desert truly exceeded expectation; a feat not easily accomplished with today’s marketing capabilities. Ellerman House set the stage for our trip south with gracious hospitality, tenacious attention to detail and a property with matchless character. We were captivated by the home’s art collection and found ourselves perfectly distracted from the outside world as we enjoyed the spa, wine cellar and gin aperitifs overlooking the ocean below. I can think of few places in the world capable of luring someone away from Ellerman House but Antarctica, with an almost otherworldly appeal, proved up to the task.

Landing on the White Continent and stepping off the plane was a surreal moment. The experience at White Desert’s Whichaway camp is in a word, implausible. The accommodations, food, staff and excursions…exceptional by any standard, were all the more impressive at the bottom of the earth more than 4,000 miles from a semblance of civilization. The landscape is virtually unparalleled on the planet. The vastness, emptiness, silence and stark beauty had the ability to calm and yet overwhelm almost in the same moment. Our memories of ice climbing, abseiling, ice caves, glacier trekking and looking north in all directions from the southern-most point on earth will be some of the greatest adventure stories we’ll enjoy sharing for the rest of our lives.”

Gulfstream Landing

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Images courtesy of Chad Sorrel & White Desert.