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 directional map more information.
How do I get there and where do I park?
Follow the signs from entrances to Knysna.
Spectators in passenger cars:
Should there be rain and adverse conditions, we are encouraging passenger cars to make use of the shuttle service from Cruise Café, 1 Remembrance Avenue in Waterfront Drive. The shuttles will run directly to the ticket gates. The cost is R25 return per person.
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.
VIP parking will be situated across the road from the Waterfront, next to the schools sport fields at the corner of Waterfront Drive and Hedge Street.
Download a PDF of the Parking/Shuttle map and click here for other maps.
Where can I buy tickets?
General Admission tickets are available for purchase online via the iTickets website and at the gate during the weekend.
All ticket prices include VAT.
2017 Ticket prices
- R100 pp per day – Adult (12 years and older)
- Free – Children under 12
Day & Pits Access Tickets:
- R220 pp per day – Adult Pits Access Tickets including General Entry
- R100 pp per day – Child Pits Access Tickets (under 12)
- R180 pp – Adult General Entry Saturday & Sunday
- R400 pp – Adult Pit Access & General Entry Saturday & Sunday
- R180 pp – Child Pit Access Saturday & Sunday (under 12)
Le Mans VIP Hospitality Tickets:
- Classic Car Friday @ R1500 per head
- King of the Hill Saturday @ R2000 per head
- King of the Hill Sunday @ R2000 per head
- 3 day VIP Pass (Fri Sat & Sun) @ R5000 per head
- 2 day VIP Pass (Sat & Sun) (Sat & Sun) @ R3750 per head
- Children under 12 @ R500 per day
Le Mans VIP Hospitality Tickets are available online
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 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 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 4 and 5 (The Esses banking) with parking close by. 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 a FNB unit at Gasoline Alley and an ABSA unit 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 and Mara 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 30 April 2017.
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. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed lady and gentleman.
Is there a special VIP parking area?
Yes. Our Le Mans VIP Hospitality facility offers a dedicated parking area offsite near the Knysna Waterfront. 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.