Giraffes in Kruger National Park (icon image)
A German vacationer was shot dead during a raid in South Africa.
The man was on Monday afternoon with three other German tourists on the way to a safari lodge in the south of the well-known Kruger National Park, the police said.
The tourists were stopped by three armed men.
When the tourists refused to get out of the car and locked the doors, a perpetrator opened fire on the driver of the car.
He drove the car back about 100 meters and drove into a wall.
The driver died at the scene of the crime.
After the shots were fired, the perpetrators fled without taking anything.
South Africa, with its approximately 60 million inhabitants, is also a popular tourist destination for Germans - mainly because of its many national parks.
However, the country struggles with a high crime rate.
The Foreign Office warns about raids in the urban area.
The Ministry recommends not to resist robberies, as the perpetrators are usually armed.