This is an almost similar question to this one: Trekking solo in Western Ghats, India
I have read a few blogs about people and their solo trekking experiences. At the first glance at it, 'whether to trek solo or not' sounds like an opinion based thing, but I wonder if there are any valid sources advising about whether to go or not. I am planning for a trek around Cape Town, South Africa (The Arangieskop hiking trail). I have an ample amount of experience in trekking, and I am in the process of grabbing essential knowledge about the route that I am planning to take.
However, assuming that I will have all the required information regarding the route and wildlife when I set off, I still lack any information on issues like:
- Exit point in case of emergency.
- Reports of Local threats like. plundering, thefts and safety of individual women.
- Threat from any sort of organized and/or unorganized crime (This is one of the reasons I was denied to travel alone from Kathmandu to Lukla by possible public transport)
- Threats due to racism (I am an Indian)
- Local language barriers. (I know English, only)