Important information relating to spectator entry into the grounds:
All Simola Hillclimb spectators ages 12 and older will need to produce a double vaccination certificate or negative PCR/Antigen test (no older that 72 hours), in order to be allowed access into the event grounds.
Please bring a digital copy of your vaccination certificate for verification purposes, as well as your ID.
For those needing a test, we will have 2 Rapid Test centres on the grounds, charging R250 per test with a 15-minute waiting period for results. Read the details here.
Please be reminded that in order to gain access to the grounds, you are REQUIRED to have either General Entry or VIP Entry.
Upgrades DO NOT include General Entry. Should General Entry sell out online, tickets will not be available at the ticket gates.
General Entry Tickets –
FOR COLLECTION AT EVENT TICKET GATES ONLY!
Gates open at 07h30 daily
- If you purchased a ticket online:
Please bring a printout of your ticket with QR code or have it ready on your phone for scanning at the ticket entrances. There are 2 entrances – Pit Ticket Entrance (located at the bottom of the hill) and the Main Ticket Entrance (located midway up the hill).
If you purchased a cap, please collect it at one of the ticket entrances.
The 10th Anniversary Hillclimb Magazine is also available to purchase at the ticket entrances.
- Arrive on the day:
If you arrive on the day, only General Entry tickets are available, together with Turn 2 Grandstand & Pit Access Upgrades – if they have not sold out online. We urge you to buy beforehand to avoid disappointment as these Upgrades usually sell out before the event.
There will be no VIP Hospitality tickets available – these are ONLY available by pre-booking.
VIP Entry Tickets
FOR COLLECTION AT THE WELCOME CENTRE ONLY!
In 2022 the Welcome Centre will be at Trinity Premium Coffee Co on the corner of Hedge & Nelson Street, Knysna.
Please see here for the Welcome Centre Map.
Please bring your ID/ or a letter from the ticket holder, should you be collecting on their behalf.
Parking and Shuttles
General Entry ticket holders
Follow signs to the Main Public Parking from the N2 to Old Cape Road.
The parking is located in a field, and in rainy conditions, only 4×4’s are recommended. Please rather take the event Shuttles from Trotter Street, Knysna Central.
Shuttle tickets are available from the Shuttle departure point (Knysna Deli) at R30 per person return. The Shuttle follows a route past the Pit Ticket Entrance and the Main Ticket Entrance – you can hop off at either point.
VIP Entry ticket holders
Le Mans VIP Lounge
- Driving to the event:
As a Le Mans VIP Lounge guest you receive free parking in the Pit Priority Parking area, located near the Pits. You will receive one Pit Priority Parking sticker for every 2 tickets when you collect your access wristbands at the Welcome Centre. Please attach the sticker to your windscreen before driving to the event to ensure that your access to the parking is guaranteed. We recommend taking the shuttle in the event of rain.
Please note that this option is not recommended for low vehicles.
Pit Priority Parking Map.
Should you prefer to take a Shuttle to the Pit Ticket Entrance, they leave from the Knysna Deli in Trotter Street, Knysna Central. Shuttle tickets are available online, or from the Shuttle departure point at R30 per person return. Please hop off at the Pit Ticket Entrance. At the Pit Ticket Entrance gate please proceed through the ticket holders access point where your wristband RFID tag will be scanned. The Le Mans VIP Lounge is a short, level walk away. The last Shuttle back to Trotter Street leaves at 18h00 daily.
Pit Priority Parking
Pit Priority Parking allows a ticket holder to park closer to the Pits in a field nearby. Not advisable in rainy wet conditions or for low vehicles.
If you have General Entry tickets, the elderly and young children should be dropped off at the Pit Ticket Entrance before you continue to the Pit Priority Parking as there is a fair walk along a dirt road from the Pit Priority Parking to the Pit Ticket Entrance. If you have purchased a Pit Access upgrade, you will have access via the back entrance to the Pits.
Pit Priority Parking stickers must be collected from the Pit Priority Parking Sticker and Armband collection point which is on the event grounds, accessible via the Public Parking Event Entry point.
Once you have collected your PPP sticker please stick it on the inside of the windscreen of your vehicle.