• The longer your stay, the more it feels like home
    The longer your stay, the more it feels like home
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Secure on-site parking
  • Self-catering suites
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Listen to birdsong in extensive gardens
4 Star Graded Self-catering Accommodation in Rivonia, Sandton, Johannesburg with Power Backup

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.

Just like home but with a huge dose of hospitality!

Our air-conditioned self-catering apartments are furnished and equipped just like home, but with a hospitality service. Sleep on a minimum 200TC white bed linen, use white bath sheets and hand towels and start your day with real coffee using our Nespresso pod coffee makers. We only use 2-ply paper! Power backup facilities available during loadshedding.

Guest Reviews

  • 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


    United States

  • Our Latest Booking.com Review - June 1, 2023

    Things to like...............location, very nice garden, very private


    South Africa

  • 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.


    South Africa

  • 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



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