Distance from Nairobi to Cape Town

Distance is 4090 kilometers or 2542 miles or 2208 nautical miles

The distance is the theoretical air distance (great circle distance). Flying between the two locations' airports can be a different distance, depending on airport location and actual route chosen.

Map - Shortest path between Nairobi and Cape Town

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The map is using a projection that makes land and oceans much wider near the south and north poles. The heading/course/bearing during a flight varies in most cases. Map based on image from NASA.

Heading from Nairobi

Latitude: 1° 17' South
Longitude: 36° 49' East
Initial heading:205.9°South-southwestSouth-southwest
Final heading:211.7°South-southwestSouth-southwest

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Heading from Cape Town

Latitude: 33° 55' South
Longitude: 18° 25' East
Initial heading:31.7°North-northeastNorth-northeast
Final heading:25.9°North-northeastNorth-northeast

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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Nairobi (Kenya)Friday, November 28, 2014 at 4:44:02 PM
Cape Town (South Africa)Friday, November 28, 2014 at 3:44:02 PM

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