Country size comparison
South Africa is about 1.2 times bigger than Egypt.
Egypt is approximately 1,001,450 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 22% larger than Egypt. Meanwhile, the population of Egypt is ~107.8 million people (50.3 million fewer people live in South Africa).
This to-scale comparison of Egypt 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.