Egg Rock


About Egg Rock

Egg Rock

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.

Directions to Egg Rock

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.

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