Country size comparison
South Africa is about 6 times smaller than Australia.
Australia is approximately 7,741,220 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 15.75% the size of Australia. Meanwhile, the population of Australia is ~26.1 million people (31.4 million more people live in South Africa).
This to-scale comparison of Australia vs. South Africa uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.