About Us

Who Are We

Time & Away is a specialised luxury villa rental business that was born from an appreciation for high-end travel and bespoke hospitality. The company was founded in 2014 with a core vision to share our passion for luxury travel and exceptional accommodation in one of the most beautiful places on earth  – and that’s exactly what we’ve done. Based in Cape Town we want our guests to experience this beautiful city and it’s surrounding areas, the people and the culture in the most memorable way possible. Over the years, we’ve learnt that just like our homes, our guests are unique, and so we always aim to pair our avid travellers with bespoke luxury homes suited to their specific desires.


What We Do

We offer an in-depth knowledge of the local property market, specifically Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard (Sea Point, Camps Bay, Mouille Point, Clifton and Houtbay), The Cape Winelands (Franschhoek and Stellenbosch), and The Southern Suburbs (Constantia & Bishopscourt); and we pride ourselves in choosing exceptional homes for their unique attributes, locations, and architectural design.

Our luxury properties range from beach villas to historical country homes, to city apartments, to exclusive penthouses, to super-modernist mansions. While each property is unique, they always meet our standards of optimum privacy, comfort and great location; and they reflect the very best of the South African lifestyle, with great indoor and outdoor living areas, incredible views.

Why Book With Us

When you book with Time & Away you can be assured of a personalized, friendly service to help guide you with in-depth knowledge of the area and its surrounding attractions. Our homes are surrounded by the Cape’s finest restaurants, wine-farms and the most beautiful beaches in the world – ensuring that you’ll never be wanting for delectable dining experiences, entertainment or heavenly views. We are always on hand to provide a personalized, hands-on service for our guests, and ensure a smooth and simple booking process; and if you require any additional services, from transfers to stocking your fridge, to restaurant reservations or private chefs, butlers and entertainment, we will gladly arrange these for you.


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.