Calling all petrolheads and thrill seekers! Join Orms and Sony for an exciting opportunity to win a VIP experience worth R40,000 at the 2024 Simola Hillclimb! We’re partnering with Sony to offer one lucky winner and a guest the chance to witness the thrilling Simola Hillclimb event in Knysna, South Africa, happening from 2 – 5 May 2024.

Simola Hillclimb 2024

Your Simola Hillclimb 2024 VIP experience includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation at the Protea Hotel Knysna to the value of R6500
  • R10 000 Sony Rental Gear Voucher
  • Le Mans VIP Lounge Access (Includes General Access and Pit Access) valued at R18 000
  • A R2500 Orms Cape Town School of Photography
  • A 3000 voucher from Orms Print Room & Framing to bring your special memories from the weekend to life!

How to Enter:

Step 1: Like the competition post on @ormsdirect via Instagram.
Step 2: Follow all participating accounts: @ORMSDIRECT, @ORMSPRINTROOM, @ORMSCTSP & @SONYALPHASA.
Step 3: Tag your person, the lucky one joining you on this amazing weekend trip!

The Competition will run from 20 March – 10 April 2024

Simola Hillclimb 2024

About The Simola Hillclimb 2024

The Simola Hillclimb is an annual motorsport event held in Knysna, South Africa, that attracts some of the world’s most skilled and daring racing drivers. The event is set on a short but challenging course that winds up Simola Hill, featuring sharp corners, steep inclines, and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

The event attracts a wide range of competitors from various racing categories, including classic cars, modified vehicles, and supercars, battling to see who comes out on top. What makes the event so exciting is its unique type of racing, known as hill climbing. Unlike traditional circuit racing, hill climbing involves drivers competing to see who can complete a challenging uphill course in the shortest possible time.

The course is approximately 1.9 kilometres long and features a series of hairpin bends, steep inclines, and sweeping curves, making it a true test of driver skill and vehicle performance. Competitors race individually against the clock, with each driver given multiple runs to try and beat their previous best time.

Simola Hillclimb 2024

The racing is high-speed and adrenaline-fueled, with drivers pushing themselves and their vehicles to the limit in pursuit of victory. With high-speed thrills and edge-of-your-seat excitement, the Simola Hillclimb is a must-see event for any motorsports enthusiast, showcasing the very best of racing skill and engineering innovation.

The Simola Hillclimbing format makes for a thrilling and unpredictable spectacle, with spectators able to witness drivers pushing themselves to the absolute limit as they attempt to conquer the challenging course. Whether you’re a seasoned motorsports fan or simply looking for an exciting day out, the Simola Hillclimb is an event not to be missed.

Established in 2009, the Simola Hillclimb is the brainchild of local motorsport enthusiast Ian Shrosbree, who wanted to create a unique and exciting racing event that would showcase the beauty and challenge of Simola Hill.

The first competition attracted a small but enthusiastic group of competitors and spectators. Since then, the event has grown in popularity and size. The event is known for its competitive spirit, fast-paced racing, and thrilling displays of skill and bravery. It has also become a major highlight on the South African motorsports calendar, drawing thousands of visitors to Knysna each year and contributing to the town’s vibrant tourism industry.

Simola Hillclimb 2024

The Simola Hillclimb is a fantastic event for all car photographers eager to put their skills to the test. The event attracts a wide range of vehicles, from classic cars to supercars, which provide excellent photographic opportunities. The variety of cars and their unique designs and details make for interesting and visually striking images.

The event takes place in the picturesque hills of Knysna, with the Simola Hill providing a stunning natural setting for the racing. Photographers can capture the cars against the backdrop of the rolling hills and lush greenery of the Garden Route, creating dynamic and visually appealing images.

Overall, the Simola Hillclimb is a fantastic event for car photographers, offering a wealth of photographic opportunities in a stunning location. Whether you’re a professional photographer or simply an amateur enthusiast, the event is a must-visit for anyone looking to capture stunning images of cars in action.

Simola Hillclimb 2024


  1. The winner and their plus one will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Knysna. Transport is not covered as part of the prize.
  2. Media accreditation is not part of the package.
  3. Breakfast will be provided, as well as drinks and snacks during the event. Please note dinner is not included.
  4. The winner and their guest may choose to depart the event/Knysna at any time. However, the Sony rental gear must be returned to the representatives by Monday morning at the latest.


  1. The Competition is only available to residents of South Africa.
  2. The Competition runs from 20 March 2024 until midnight on 10 April 2024.
  3. To be eligible to win, all steps in the entry mechanic must be performed.
  4. Participants can enter as many times as they like.
  5. The competition is open to all individuals, as described in Point 1, except directors, members, partners, employees, agents, service providers, consultants of The Organisers, their spouses, business partners, and associates.
  6. The winner of the prize will be contacted via email after the draw. All attempts will be undertaken to contact the winner. These attempts to contact them will be made by email, phone, and any other means of contact we have available to us. If there is no response from the winner within three days of the initial contact, we will be compelled to pick a new winner. The subsequent winner will then fall into the same above criteria for contact.
  7. The winner and their guest are responsible for arranging their own transport to the 2024 Simola Hillclimb and back.
  8. Please note that media accreditation is not part of the prize.
  9. The R10 000 rental voucher applies only to Sony gear and the gear available from the Orms Rental Department.
  10. All photographic loan gear provided by Sony must be returned by the morning of Monday, the 6th of May at the latest.
  11. The prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
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