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.

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|

Ethiopian Hiking

I've just returned from an amazing hike in the Ethiopian Simien mountains. It was a fantastic experience. At one of the many amazing view [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Hiking blurb|

The 12 Apostles Hike

The Kasteelspoort to the cable car hike on Table Mountain One of the really classic hikes on Table Mountain begins at the top of Kloof [...]

By |August 10th, 2017|Hiking blurb|

Winter mists and Table Mountain

The winter in Cape Town offers some of the best hiking weather. Its generally a pleasant temperature and the wind is often quite light. Of [...]

By |July 8th, 2017|Table Mountain Talk|

2017 Certificate of Excellence

Check it Out! We've got the certificate of excellence again!! The 2017 certificate of excellence

By |June 21st, 2017|Latest News|

The most popular hike on Table Mountain

Of course everything is subjective and different people enjoy different aspects of different hikes, but without a doubt, one of my popular routes up Table [...]