Transport and infrastructure in South Africa

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of South Africa with the average of all countries in Africa. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 750,000 km. Theoretically, this is 12.98 meter for each of the 58 millions inhabitants of the country. South Africa hereby ranks 38th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.36 meters of railway tracks per person South Africa come 47th worldwide.

Airports in South Africa

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South Africa



  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 750,000 km12,980.35 km615.21 m 2,905,400 km2,272.63 km95.81 m
Railroads 21,000 km363.21 km17.21 m 89,000 km69.63 km2.94 m
Waterways 0 km0.00 km0.00 m 50,100 km39.16 km1.65 m
Commercial harbors 1031.780.000 7,0955.550.000
Airports 4077.040.334 3,2332.530.000