General Info


The Simola Hillclimb continues to be recognised as one of the top sports events in the country, having won and being a finalist in a number of awards recognising exceptional achievement.
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Tree Project

The Simola Hillclimb will continue to raise funds in support of Greenpop's Eden Festival Of Action initiative 2019. These funds will go towards the clearing of alien vegetation, as well as the planting of indigenous trees in the areas affected by the devastating fires of June 2017.
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Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, Knysna, South Africa

Event Overview

The 2020 Simola Hillclimb will run over four days – from Thursday 7 May to Sunday 10 May. Scrutineering, display and parade information available here...
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Golf Day

Sponsor a hole and stand a chance to win Golden Ticket VIP Rides in high performance Jaguars up the Simola Hill during the 2019 Simola Hillclimb!
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Sponsors: Jaguar Simola Hillclimb


The 2014 event, sponsored by Jaguar South Africa for the first time, provided compelling evidence that the event had come of age and is the premier event in the country.
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Knysna Speed Festival - Social responsibility

Social Responsibilty

Our 2018 event saw Knysna Animal Welfare, the MG Car Club South Cape (who in turn pass the funds on to a selected charity), the Sedgefield Lions Club, the Knysna Sports Academy and Green Pop receive over R100 000 from the organisers.
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The Knysna Speed Festival story began in 2009 with the first running of the Simola Hillclimb. From humble beginnings the event grew rapidly between 2010 and 2012 quickly becoming one of the most popular events on the South African motorsport scene.
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Future Dates

The following are the proposed dates for the Simola Hillclimb for the next 4 years. Make a note of them - it's an event not to be missed!
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