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.

Is Table Mountain closed?

No. Table mountain is not closed! For 2 weeks every winter the cablecar up Table Mountain closes for annual maintenance but this absolutely does not mean [...]

By |July 24th, 2018|Hiking blurb, Latest News|

Hiking in the snow in the Western Cape

Yes we do get snow in the Western Cape. Not very often and not very much but we really do get snow. Due to its [...]

By |July 12th, 2018|Latest News|

Lions Head Hike

There is a city under the cloud! Winters can offer some of the most beautiful hiking in the Cape. We get wonderfully clear, windless days [...]

By |June 9th, 2018|Table Mountain Talk|

2018 Tripadvisor tripadvisor reward

We've won for the 5th year in a row I'm pleased and proud to be able to say I have been awarded the tripadvisor excellence [...]

By |May 26th, 2018|Latest News|

Wilderness first aid

Of course I hope I never have to use first aid whilst out in the mountains, however its always best to be prepared and with [...]

By |May 14th, 2018|Latest News|

Hiking in the winelands of the Western Cape

Hiking up the Helderberg The Helderberg is the name given to the freestanding mountain in Somerset West. Observed from either side it consists of 2 [...]

By |April 18th, 2018|Hiking blurb|

The best views in Cape Town

Sunrise hike on Lions Head When the alarm clock goes off well before it starts to get light it is easy to wonder why on [...]

By |March 23rd, 2018|Hiking blurb|

Cape Towns drought

 You can still visit Cape Town despite the drought It is still very possible to have a rewarding and enjoyable holiday in Cape Town despite [...]

By |March 15th, 2018|Latest News|

The Blind Gully Trail on Table Mountain

It never ceases to amaze me how many different routes there are up Table Mountain. All of them require some level of fitness and several [...]

By |March 8th, 2018|Hiking blurb|

Table Mountain hikes.

Its been a while since I last blogged as have just been so busy on the mountain. Despite the drought Cape Town was exceptionally busy [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Hiking blurb|