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How to get from Cape Town Airport to Hermanus

Hermanus is a beloved seaside town located 121.3 km southeast of Cape Town International Airport. Situated at the heart of the whale route, Hermanus is a breeding ground for southern right whales, attracting many travellers every year. Also known for its breath-taking scenery, unspoiled beaches, upmarket shops, and art galleries, Hermanus is a perfect holiday destination for all.

When landing at CPT, there is only one transportation option to get from Cape Town airport to Hermanus, which is to take a taxi. Taking a taxi or private transfer is a safe and reliable option, taking 1 hour 15 minutes to Hermanus city centre.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Cape Town at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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How to get from Cape Town airport to Hermanus by taxi

Taking a taxi from Cape Town airport to Hermanus is the safest and only way to reach the beautiful seaside town. Taxis are available 24/7 and are a convenient and reliable transfer option as they provide door-to-door services, taking you to your Hermanus hotel in 1 hour 25 minutes.

Taxi fare from Cape Town airport to Hermanus

Taxis calculate their fares using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled. A one-way journey from Cape Town International to Hermanus costs around €66.50 (ZAR 1100), traffic dependant.


€66.50 (ZAR 1100)

Trip Duration

1 H 25 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

Where do I get it from?

You can find Cape Town airport’s official taxi ranks as you exit the arrivals terminal, on the ground floor.


Taking a taxi or private shuttle from Cape Town to Hermanus is the only travel option, and is nonetheless a great option. The trip from Cape Town International airport to Hermanus is one of the most scenic routes in the world. Going further, taxis are a reliable way to travel in South Africa, directly taking you and your loved ones to your destination with safety.

However, if you wish to travel at a fixed rate fare, and have your taxi driver wait outside the arrivals door for you, then it is recommended to pre-book your Cape Town airport transfer online.

Editor’s Note

Be aware that unauthorised taxi drivers may approach you at Cape Town International, it is highly unadvised to travel with these vehicles.

Useful Tips

Make sure that the taximeter has been turned on and reset before starting your journey.
Not all taxis take credit cards, it is important to ask your driver before leaving the airport.
It is advisable to use a recommended taxi service to avoid being overcharged.

Welcome Pickups transfer

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Cape town. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How far is Cape Town airport from Hermanus?

Cape Town airport is located 121.3 km away from Hermanus. It takes around 1 hour 25 minutes to reach by car or by taxi.

How much is a taxi from Cape Town airport to Hermanus?

Taxis calculate their fares using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled. A one-way trip from Cape Town airport to Hermanus costs around €66.50 (ZAR 1100).

Is there a shuttle from Cape Town airport to Hermanus?

Various private shuttle companies operate the Cape Town International to Hermanus route. However, you will need to pre-book your transfer. To be guaranteed on-time pickups and excellent door-to-door service every time, you can book with a reliable company like Welcome Pickups.

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