Transport and infrastructure in South Africa

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of South Africa with the European Union's average. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 747,014 km. Theoretically, this is 13.36 meter for each of the 56 millions inhabitants of the country. South Africa hereby ranks 38th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.38 meters of railway tracks per person South Africa come 44th worldwide.

Airports in South Africa

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South Africa



  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 747,000 km13,361.28 km612.76 m 6,817,900 km11,347.03 km1,129.91 m
Railroads 21,000 km375.36 km17.21 m 279,700 km465.54 km46.36 m
Waterways 0 km0.00 km0.00 m 53,100 km88.44 km8.81 m
Commercial harbors 30.050.000 8,32813.860.001
Airports 56610.120.464 3,7556.250.001