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Knysna Hill-climb: First look at the ticket prices

  • 175 entry applications in three weeks
  • Spectatating tickets now available online
  • One-day, weekend, pits and VIP hospitality passes
HIGH ON THE HILL: Depending on your choice of ticket you could be up there with the elite spectators at the Knysna Hill-climb weekend. Image: Supplied

KNYSNA, South Africa – The Jaguar Hill-climb here has grown in popularity each year since its inception 2009 and the 2017 event from May 4-7, the organisers say, looks likely to be the most spectacular yet.

There is so much interest from would-be competitors that entry applications were oversubscribed within three weeks. Geoff Goddard, the event’s sporting director, told The Corner in a media release:

“It was the earliest we’d opened entry yet already we’ve received a record 175 applications – including three from the US and one each from the UK and Germany.

“This is an invitation event so we’re going to have our work cut out to select the best competitors but spectators can be assured of a motorsport spectacle of the highest calibre.”

DEMO RUN BY JAGUAR: The British sports-car brand is one of the main sponsors of the Knysna Hill-climb weekend. Image: Supplied
DEMO RUN BY JAGUAR: The British sports-car brand is one of the main sponsors of the Knysna Hill-climb weekend. This shot is from the 2016 event. Image: Supplied

The hill-climb, with its unparalleled mix of rare, exotic and extreme road and race cars from many eras and the allure of some of the greatest drivers in the sport, is all about racing against the clock on the twisting, 1.9km, climb.

The application window will close on January 25 2017. In due course the organisers will review all entries and invite those chosen for the 60 slots on Classic Car Friday and the 84 for the King of the Hill title.

Day, Weekend and Pits Access tickets for the event are now available through  One-day general entry tickets cost R100 per person, those younger than 12 get free entry.


Pits Access tickets (strictly limited for safety’s sake and including the general entry fee) cost R220 per day per adult and R100 for under-12’s.

King of the Hill watchers on Saturday and Sunday can buy a Weekend Pass for R180 per person or R400 to include Pits Access – under-12’s R180 for Pits Access on both days.

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Tickets for the Le Mans hospitality suite can also be bought through iTickets. The facility overlooks the start line and pits. These tickets include general entry, pit access, shuttle from dedicated parking in Knysna, meals and drinks.

Cost: R1500 per person for Classic Car Friday, R2000 per head for Saturday or Sunday. Under-12’s a flat rate of R500 per day.

Two-day VIP tickets cost R3750 per head for the Saturday and Sunday that make up King of the Hill, R5000 for the entire three days.

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