Egg Rock is just 8 km from Cradock on the R61 (Cradock to Tarkastad gravel road). Take the N10 south out of the centre of Cradock and the R61 turns off to the left almost immediately.
A 10m high egg-shaped dolerite rock, weighing approximately 488 tons, precariously balanced on edge, on seemingly unstable material, with a piece missing on the southern side reputedly cleaved by lightning – circa 1937.
Although the rock is near Cradock, a visit to it seems to place you thousands of kilometre from civilisation in the most restful part of the Karoo.
The road is reasonably good, is on municipal property and a typical Karoo farm atmosphere prevails.
A visit to the rock and spending time climbing and admiring the scenery takes about an hour and a half.
GPS : 32° 7' 57.67" S / 25° 39' 59.09" E
Leave the centre of Cradock on the N10 and take the R61 towards Tarkastad.
About 1 km from the intersection is a track on the left to the airstrip. Follow this past the runway and over a drift. About 1.1 km past the drift the track makes a sharp turn to the right.
About 100m past this turn Egg Rock will be visible just to the left.