Where is the Simola Hill?
It is just off the N2 on the George side of Knysna up Old Cape / Salt River Roads. Please click here for a directional map.
How do I get there?
Follow the signs from entrances to Knysna.
PARKING: Spectators in passenger cars:
Should there be rain and adverse conditions, we encourage passenger cars to make use of the shuttle service from the Knysna High School Sports field, in Trotter Street. The shuttles will run directly to the ticket gates. The cost is R25 return per person.
Click here for a Public Parking & Shuttle map.
PARKING: Spectators in 4×4’s:
4×4’s are welcome to park in any conditions. Turn off N2 at “Simola Eastford” robot. Follow Jaguar Simola Hillclimb signs to the entrance of the parking area.
The VIP parking area for 2018 is still to be determined. Please visit again later.
Where can I buy tickets?
General Admission tickets are available for purchase online via the iTickets website and at the Pit Entrance and Mara Public Parking gates during the weekend.
Please watch this site and social media for when ticket sales open.
All ticket prices include VAT.
2018 Ticket prices
To be advised.
Must I purchase pit tickets if I want to walk around the pits?
Yes. Unfortunately, the pit area became very congested in previous years, therefore we have had to limit the numbers for safety reasons by charging for entry. Our Pit Access tickets now include General Entry in the price.
What do I do if I purchased a ticket on iTickets?
Please remember to bring a print out of your iTicket to be scanned at the entrance gates. There will be iTicket points at the Pit entrance and at the Mara Public Parking entrance.
What are the opening hours?
Gates open at 7.30am
Is food and drink available?
What type of food and drinks can one expect to buy?
There are a variety of vendors on site selling hamburgers, boerie rolls, chips, chicken schnitzel rolls, beer, water, fizzy drinks, energy drinks, etc. A sit down restaurant is available at the Simola Hotel.
How many food court areas are there?
Three: Gasoline Alley, Pit Stop (opposite the Pits) and the Esses area. The food types available at each may vary.
Can I bring my own alcohol?
No, unfortunately not. The liquor licensing regulations prevent us from allowing you to bring your own alcohol onto the premises.
Can I bring chairs and umbrellas?
Yes. If not chairs you can bring a blanket or type of ground sheet to sit on.
What is the daily itinerary?
Cars will be on track from 8.30am to 3pm (Friday), 9am to 5pm (Saturday) and 4pm (Sunday) with a one hour lunch break. Please see the event schedule here.
Where do I view the action?
There are multiple view points. The most popular are:
- Above the pits where you can see the pit activity and the start line action;
- Corner 2 where you can see the car leave the start, negotiate corners 1 and 2 and then blast up the hill to their maximum speeds;
- Corner 3 (Bridge corner) at Gasoline Alley where you will see the cars enter at high speed, negotiate a tight left handed off-camber corner and then accelerate up the hill;
- The Esses banking where you will see the cars exit corner 3, accelerate to over 200km/h (certain cars) and then negotiate the “S” bends.
Please click here for Maps and Viewing Sites information.
Is there a disabled viewing deck?
Yes. It is a specially constructed deck offering good viewing of the track. It is located between corners 5 and 6 (The Esses banking) with parking close by. There is shade, and a disabled toilet on the deck. Please click here for Maps and Viewing Sites information.
Is there a programme that one can buy?
Yes. It will be available at ticket points and info kiosks.
How can I hear the action?
We have a public address system along the entire course.
Should I bring ear protection?
It is not essential, but recommended for sensitive ears.
What are the medical facilities?
We will have paramedics on site.
Are there ATM banking facilities on site?
Yes. There will be mobile ATMs at Gasoline Alley and at the Pit Entrance ticket booth.
Do you accept credit cards for ticket and other purchases on site?
Yes, you can use your credit card to purchase:
- tickets and programmes at the Pit Ticket Entrance and Mara Public Parking entrance gates
- bar cards at the Mitchells Pits and Gasoline Alley bars.
Can I purchase VIP Hospitality tickets?
Yes. All details and prices are on our website under Spectators > Ticketing menu tab. Tickets will be available online until 25 April 2018.
Is there a dress code in the VIP Hospitality facility?
No, but don’t come naked!
However, for Classic Car Friday we are encouraging our guests to dress up in 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s outfits. Pick the era of your favourite car and dress up in support. Just choose any period for the fun of it.
Is there a special VIP parking area?
Yes. The VIP parking area for 2018 is still to be determined. A shuttle service will transport you to the Le Mans VIP Hospitality.
How many tickets will be on sale for the Le Mans VIP facility?
200 per day.
For security reasons, dogs and drones are not allowed at the event.