South Africa is around the same size as Peru.

Peru is approximately 1,285,216 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 94.85% the size of Peru. Meanwhile, the population of Peru is ~32.3 million people (25.2 million more people live in South Africa).
This to-scale comparison of Peru vs. South Africa uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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