The choice of accommodation often starts with the destination. Thereafter, a choice is made on the accommodation type. Rivonia, Sandton is a vibrant multi-cultural and multi-ethnic destination and very popular with visiting expatriates due to its accessible location to most parts of Johannesburg and the N1 highway. The Haystack on Homestead in Rivonia, Sandton has over the years been a choice self-catering property for long-stay accommodation in Rivonia, Sandton for visiting expatriates...
The longer your stay, the more it feels like home
Secure on-site parking
Listen to birdsong in extensive gardens
The Haystack on Homestead is a 4-Star graded self-catering accommodation located in Rivonia, Sandton, a suburb of Johannesburg, and perfectly located for guests visiting the Northern Johannesburg suburbs - Fourways, Sunninghill, Paulshof, Woodmead, Bryanston, Morningside and the general Sandton area. Equipped with power backup facilities for loadshedding periods, the apartments are suitable for short and long-stays.
The Haystack on Homestead is a 4-Star graded property located in Rivonia, Sandton, a suburb of Johannesburg. It is a perfect location for visitors coming to the Northern suburbs of Johannesburg - Fourways, Sunninghill, Paulshof, Woodmead, Bryanston, Morningside and the general Sandton area. Airport and local transfers can be arranged on prior request for a fee.
Our lights never go off because of our investment in an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) installation – a battery/inverter system, which also provides backup power for WiFi/Internet, televisions and refrigerators. Our standby 50KVA generator is also available when the need arises. Our property has to date coped with the loadshedding challenges, which may be with us in South Africa for the near future.
With a choice of 1-bedroom or studio self-catering apartments with individual, private entrances, long-stay business and holiday guests will find our facilities and amenities reminiscent of home, with a touch of hospitality – a perfect lock-up-and-go apartment setting with modern fittings, finishings, furnishings and home appliances.
Air-conditioners with heating/cooling functions are installed in the bedrooms - ideal for winters and summers. En-suite bathrooms are equipped with heating lamps – suitable for our cold winters. Laptop-sized digital safes are available in each apartment for the safe storage of guests’ valuables. Digital nomads and travellers who need to work from home will find our property ideal for fast and constant Internet connectivity. Entertainment is provided by cable TV/DSTV (limited bouquet) which is complemented by guests who utilize the free, fast WiFi Internet for streaming services on their devices.
Paid meal options, by prior arrangement, include a continental breakfast tray and lunch/dinner orders from a variety of nearby restaurants, served in-room.
Our neighbourhood makes us an ideal walking destination to nearby office parks, shopping centres, restaurants and specialty grocers.
The North-facing garden-facing apartments overlook a large swimming pool and beautifully landscaped gardens. This creates a great atmosphere for outdoor relaxation and entertainment whilst listening to overhead birdsong. Outdoor-loving guests may make use of the barbeque/braai facilities in the garden-setting.
Whether it’s a weekend getaway, business travel, medical travel, holiday stay, staycation, temporary accommodation or just getting out, we offer home comforts and facilities in our apartments and extensive gardens. Step into our pool-garden oasis – you’ll feel you’ve left the city. Car parking is within our enclosed property perimeter, secured by electric fencing.
Welcoming and hosting guests since March 2015, guests choose us because of what other guests say or write about us. We encourage all guests to review their experience with us and welcome all reviews whether negative or positive, as we use them both to keep improving our service offering.
Whether you choose a studio, 1-bedroom or stand-alone 1-bedroom villa, our self-catering accommodation feels like home. You've got space for sleeping, living, cooking and a heated en-suite bathroom. All apartments air-conditioned, equipped with modern conveniences and amenities that you will find at home.
Guests conducting business in the Rivonia and Edenburg areas will find us a convenient walking distance to the nearby offices and corporate parks. The Rivonia commercial centre, which offers a variety of coffee shops, restaurants, grocery shops, banking outlets and specialty ethnic shopping is also less than a 10-minute walk away from us.
We keep the lights and WiFi on during loadshedding
Our country is currently going through periods of electricity rationing called 'loadshedding'. In addition to our backup generator, we've recently invested in a battery/inverter system that acts like a UPS for our lights and WiFi. You may not even notice the start of a loadshedding period as these stay on.
Reviewer's choice on Booking.com January 22, 2022
Things to like:.............Gentleman at the front desk is very good at he’s job, professional and helpful, rooms great and clean, awesome pool! Things not to like:..........Not a big variety of channels to watch tv
Our Latest Booking.com Review - June 1, 2023
Things to like...............location, very nice garden, very private
Our last three reviews on Booking.com have been perfect 10.0 scores!
............The hosts are very thoughtful, responsive and accommodating. The space is comfortable, clean and tranquil. ...........I arrived very late and the hosts waited for me to check-in, while continuously checking up on me. The hosts are good communicators and very hospitable. The rooms are spacious, clean and good value for money.
Our first 2023 Review
Exceptionally efficient service, we were kept up to date on all issues affecting our stay such as load-shedding disruption in services etc. This made or stay very comfortable. The place is clean and well equipped. It has a perfect garden and swimming pool; is in a very convenient location, and we were assisted above the usual.There is nothing I can criticise. ..............Reviewed on Booking.com
Expatriates requirements for long-stay accommodation in Sandton
With an unstable electricity grid, loadshedding in South Africa will be with us for a while and experienced at varying stages. We've had a good taste of Loadshedding Stage 6 and it ain't nice. There are whispers that we may soon experience Stage 8 Loadshedding and that certainly means long-stay accommodation seekers will include power backup facilities as part of their requirements.