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Distance between Cape Town and Hermanus

Driving non-stop from Cape Town to Hermanus

How far is Hermanus from Cape Town? Here's the quick answer if you drive this relatively short distance without making any stops.

Nonstop drive: 74 miles or 119 km

Driving time: 1 hour, 34 minutes

Even though you can drive this distance straight through, it might be more interesting to stop along the way. You can scroll down to calculate how many hours it would take if you drive with stops.

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Flying non-stop from Cape Town to Hermanus

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Cape Town, South Africa and Hermanus, South Africa. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight distance: 58 miles or 94 km

Flight time: 37 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 16 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.3x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/3th of the time it would take to drive.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination.

Cape Town to Hermanus road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Hermanus, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 day of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 2 hours on the road


Start in Cape Town.

Drive for about 20 minutes, then stop at Cape Winelands and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 13 minutes then stop at Ambassador Hotel and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 24 minutes then stop at St James St and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 12 minutes then stop in Gordon's Bay and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 37 minutes then stop in Vermont and stay for 1 hour.

Finally, drive for about 13 minutes and arrive in Hermanus.

To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:

Plan a trip to Hermanus

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Hermanus, South Africa. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Hermanus. Trippy has an entire Q&A community where you can post questions and get answers from expert travelers or locals who know the area. For instance, you might be interested in the answers to this question: Is Hermanus worth a trip from Cape Town?. Click the button below to explore Hermanus in detail.

How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Hermanus to Cape Town, or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

If you happen to know Cape Town, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Cape Town!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 74 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 34 minutes
flight distance is 58 miles
flight time of 37 minutes
114 Cape Town travel answers
16 Hermanus travel answers

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