total area (471,000 sq miles (1.22 million km²))total land area: 1,214,470 sq km total water area: 4,620 sq km
size of africa compared to the united states : South africa is 471,000 sq miles (1.22 million km²) United states is 3.794 million sq miles (9.827 million km²) South africa is 1/8 the size of the u.s. and twice the size of france
Countries that share the same body of water : South africa touches the atlantic ocean. MAny countries share the same ocean such as Brazil, Bahamas, Cuba, spain, france and many more.
coastline: stretching more than 2,500 km
Climate : Over much of South Africa, summer is hot, sunny weather – often with afternoon thunderstorms. The Western Cape, with its Mediterranean climate, is the exception, getting its rain in winter.