About Binny

Binny Ridgway was born and bred in the English Lake District, and developed a passion for “the great outdoors” at an early age.Her knowledge of the mountains of the Western Cape and especially that of Table Mountain is legendary, as is her knowledge of the indigenous flora and fauna of the area.

Trip advisor excellence award

Trip Advisor Hall of Fame Once again Ridgway Ramblers has earned the TripAdvisor excellence award making it 5 years in a row. Thanks to everyone [...]

By |May 30th, 2019|Latest News|

Tranquility cracks hike on Table Mountain

The hike to tranquility cracks on Table Mountain is a favourite with regular mountain hikers. Off the beaten track it is a maze of narrow gorges between [...]

Above the clouds on Table Mountain

Often a hike on Table mountain during the winter months is made even more spectacular by an approaching cold front. The front approaches the city [...]

By |April 30th, 2019|Hiking blurb|

Platteklip Gorge trail

The Platteklip Gorge hiking trail up Table Mountain is one of the most popular. Although steep it is not technical and anyone of moderate fitness [...]

By |April 22nd, 2019|Hiking blurb|

More Cape Town hikes

Hiking in Cape Town A visitor to Cape Town who enjoys hiking can never be disappointed. There are so many trails with totally different characteristics. [...]

By |March 18th, 2019|Hiking blurb|

Summer hikes on Table Mountain

I always look forward to January and February on Table Mountain. Sure it's hot and the wind blows but some of the most spectacular plants appear. Any [...]

By |February 5th, 2019|Hiking blurb|

Jonkershoek hikes

Hiking in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is found close to Stellenbosch about an hours drive from Cape Town. Here there are a couple [...]

The hike from Kirstenbosch Gardens

There are a few different hikes up Table Mountain from Kirstenbosch gardens but the most well known is skeleton gorge. The great thing about hiking on [...]

By |November 4th, 2018|Hiking blurb|

Off the beaten track on Table Mountain

Llandudno ravine, the Grootkop caves and Oudekraal ravine Visitors to Cape Town are often surprised by the sheer size of Table Mountain. Not so much [...]

Which is the best hike on Table Mountain?

Which is the best hike for me on Table Mountain? Wow! What a difficult question. There are so many different trails on Table Mountain each [...]

By |September 11th, 2018|Hiking blurb|