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 12.65 meter for each of the 59.31 millions inhabitants of the country. South Africa hereby ranks 40th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.35 meters of railway tracks per person South Africa come 47th worldwide.

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South Africa

 totalper 1 mio
per km2
Roadways750,000 km12,645.70 km615.21 m
Railroads21,000 km353.84 km17.21 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors1031.740.000


 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways3,002,100 km2,239.71 km99.00 m
Railroads89,000 km66.41 km2.94 m
Waterways50,100 km37.35 km1.65 m
Commercial harbors7,4825.580.000
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