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.

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|

A scenic Table Mountain hike

Scenic Platteklip Gorge One of the most well known and straight forward hikes up Table Mountain is Platteklip Gorge. This steep canyon goes pretty much [...]

By |August 25th, 2018|Hiking blurb|

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|