About Us

Hand Picked Homes

As Cape Town villa specialists we have in-depth knowledge of the local market. We take great pride in choosing homes for their unique qualities, location, and exceptional design. Our aim is to create the best portfolio of Cape Town villas and luxury accommodation in the Cape Winelands, and match these holiday homes with excellent service.

International Expertise

We all have a strong sense of adventure and desire to travel, to visit new places and share exciting experiences with our friends and family. Having worked in some of the finest destinations in Europe and Africa for over 15 years we fully understand the requirements of international travellers.

Personalized Approach

Our approach is to always provide the best service for our guests, and likewise, for our property owners. We strongly believe in building relationships through a dedicated commitment to both parties, and ensuring a clear and transparent transaction is the core to our business.

Team Players

Joanna Hurlston | Time & Away

Joanna Hurlston

Joanna worked in the tourism and hospitality industries for over 17 years. She gained valuable experience both in Africa and Europe marketing and managing for exclusive villas, luxury lodges and a privately owned US destination club. In 2014 she decided to take the step and start her own business in Cape Town providing luxury accommodation to people visiting South Africa.

She absolutely loves living in Cape Town (who wouldn’t) and visiting the Cape Winelands, especially Franschhoek and Stellenbosch where she lived for two years before moving to Cape Town. Besides work her other passions are dinning out and visiting new exciting places. She’s also mad about animals, especially her two furry children, Pepe (the dog) and Eva (the cat).

Luke Barton | Time & Away

Luke Barton

Luke moved to South Africa with Joanna 6 years ago. He has always enjoyed visiting new places. After training as a chef he moved to Spain for a number of years, a place he greatly enjoys to visit. Hereafter he studied philosophy in London, and then worked in logistics for an online wine retailer. He has worked in a similar operations role for a leading fine wine retailer since moving to Africa

He now oversees the business development and property management side of Time&Away. He is also delighted to live in Cape Town and sample the joyous fine wines and many of the splendid restaurants and bars.