UK tourists robbed in South Africa

06 April 2011 09:35

Holidaymakers have been urged to ensure they have an appropriate level of travel insurance, including adequate cover for theft during a trip

Holidaymakers have been urged to ensure they have an appropriate level of travel insurance, including adequate cover for theft during a trip

Two male UK tourists in South Africa have become victims of a robbery, which saw them lose money and personal possessions totalling more than £6,550, police said.

According to the Eastern Cape police, robbers entered the bed and breakfast chalet of the two tourists at the Addo Elephant National Park and threatened them with a crowbar and rock on Monday morning.

The robbers then ransacked the chalet and took items including money, clothing and mobile phones, the police added.

Lieutenant-Colonel Priscilla Naidu told the South African Press Association that two men, both 23, were later arrested in connection with the incident - which highlights the need for an appropriate level of travel insurance, including adequate cover for theft of personal possessions and money during a holiday.

The two men are due to appear at Addo Magistrates' Court.

Both the tourists are believed to have returned to the UK.