South Africa is about 2.1 times bigger than Kenya.

Kenya is approximately 580,367 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 110% larger than Kenya. Meanwhile, the population of Kenya is ~53.5 million people (2.9 million more people live in South Africa).

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Kenya compared to South Africa. For more details, see an in-depth quality of life comparison of South Africa vs. Kenya using our country comparison tool.

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