Tickets go on sale for 2020 Simola Hillclimb

Billed as South Africa's premier motorsport and motoring lifestyle event, online ticket sales are now available for the 11th Simola Hillclimb.

The popular event is scheduled to take place in Knysna from 7 to 10 May and tickets can already be purchased at There are a number of advantages to getting your tickets early...

Firstly, general entry tickets have been kept at the same price for the third year (when purchased online). Secondly, if you buy 3 or more general entry tickets for Classic Car Friday, you only pay R100 for each. And lastly, all tickets are cheaper when purchased online than at the gates. 

Classic Corvette gets some heat into those rear tyres.

“We are delighted with the growth and success of the Simola Hillclimb over the past 10 years, and in 2019 we welcomed more than 17 000 local and international visitors, which was a record turn-out for this event,” says Ian Shrosbree, managing director of Knysna Speed Festival. “With competitors continually upping the ante each year with wilder, faster and more spectacular machinery, the Simola Hillclimb continues gaining popularity in South Africa, and around the world.

“Following the great success of the 2019 event, we expect next year to be even bigger, so fans are advised to book their tickets early on the Simola Hillclimb website. This is particularly important for enthusiasts who want to get close to the cars and drivers. As always, there are a limited number of Pit Access tickets and these always sell out very quickly.

The oldies come out to play on Classic Car Friday.

“We have designed the online ticket system to allow people to build their own custom packages, starting out with the General Entry, then having the option of adding upgrades such as Pit Access, Grandstand seating and Pit Priority Parking,” Shrosbree adds. “There are single entry tickets, as well as three-day passes that offer the best value for money.”

At R120 per person for General Entry and access to all public viewing areas, this represents a R30 saving compared to the prices at the gate. Children under 12 years old gain free General Entry when accompanied by an adult, but are required to pay full price for upgrades.

Making the sweet sound of thunder, a GT40 replica chases the clock up the hill. 

According to the organisers, the limited Pit Access tickets are guaranteed to sell out fast, so be sure to select this option when processing your ticket upgrades via the step-by-step online system at a price of R170 per day, or a discounted price of R450 for the Three-Day Pass – the latter a R100 saving over the standard gate rate.

Also note that Pit Priority Parking tickets can only be purchased online due to the restricted number of bays.

Beautifully prepped Ford Escort at speed.

The action starts on Classic Car Friday, which brings some of the world’s most iconic road and race cars together in a dazzling display of automotive excellence spanning almost a century.

King of the Hill takes place on Saturday and Sunday, unleashing the big guns as some of the best drivers and most radical cars in the country compete for glory in three distinct categories: Road-going Saloon Cars and Supercars; Modified Saloon Cars; and Single-Seaters and Sports Cars.

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