Country size comparison
South Africa is about 5 times bigger than United Kingdom.
United Kingdom is approximately 243,610 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 400% larger than United Kingdom. Meanwhile, the population of United Kingdom is ~67.8 million people (10.3 million fewer people live in South Africa).
This to-scale comparison of United Kingdom 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.