Cape Town & Cape Winelands

Visit Cape Town and the Cape Winelands through the eyes of Joanna as she uncovers our local gems while visiting places of great natural beauty that’s steeped in heritage. We would very much like to read your comments. Please write them in our comments section on each page. Keep up to date with our regular posts by subscribing to our feed to find out more about what is happening in South Africa’s Western Cape.

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The Southern Suburbs: Cape Town’s Best Kept Secret

By Joanna Hurlston When it comes to Cape Town tourism, the winelands and seaside spots generally get the bulk of the praise – but the Mother City has a few more tricks up its sleeve. From the sweeping, lush vineyards of Constantia, to the leafy suburbs of Newlands – Cape Town locals will know that […]

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Franschhoek: A Winelands Paradise

By Joanna Hurlston I was lucky enough to live in Franschhoek for two years before moving to The Mother City, and I was completely in love from day one. I frequently return and fondly reminisce, and I’m pleased to say that it hasn’t lost any of its magic over the years. The valley was originally […]

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Cape Town: The Market Scene

By Joanna Hurlston There’s a reason why markets are always on my weekend itinerary – the combination of mouth-watering smells, incredible tastes, sounds and bubbly crowds are perfect for a lazy Saturday morning of people watching. And as a Cape Town local, the choice is endless, from the sunny seaside Hout Bay market, to the super-trendy Biscuit […]

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Clifton: The Crème de la Crème of Cape Town

By Joanna Hurlston Nicknamed Cape Town’s “St. Tropez”, there’s no denying that Clifton is the holiday destination in The Mother City. The sky-high property prices are somewhat justified by the exceptional sweeping views of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and the glistening sugar-white shores. Clifton’s four beaches are separated by falls of huge granite boulders, protecting […]

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Bree Street: Cape Town’s Wine & Dine Capital

By Joanna Hurlston If you’re a Cape Town local, you’re probably well aware that Bree Street has snatched a reputation as the trendiest and most sought-after strip in the bustling CBD – and it’s easy to see why. There’s always been an unspoken competition to determine the most cosmopolitan street in Cape Town. Initially, Long Street […]

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Camps Bay: Cape Town’s Sweetheart

By Joanna Hurlston If high-end travel is something you’re passionate about, it’s almost impossible that you haven’t heard of Camps Bay. It’s one of the most affluent areas in South Africa, and there are countless reasons why it’s one of the most sought after holiday destinations in the world. The combination of palm-fringed platinum sands and […]

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The Insider’s Guide to Dining in The Cape Winelands

By: Joanna Hurlston Working in the tourism and hospitality industry for over seventeen years has landed me in some near perfect places, and when I started Time And Away in 2014, it graciously led me to the Cape Winelands. I’ve been terrifically spoilt with my ventures, and my most splendid home to date has been […]

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Introducing Joanna Hurlston – Time & Away founder.

Joanna brought many years of experience working in Europe back to her beloved Africa. Born in Zimbabwe she has a natural love for this great continent and its large open spaces, its natural beauty, its wildlife, its people and diverse cultures… there is nothing like it, she says, “there is nothing like Africa, a land […]

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