A large pod of 14 killer whales, also known as Orcas was spotted in Plettenberg bay.

Plett is home to some of the world's most fascinating marine species and one of the best places in South Africa to view them.  This includes Southern Right Whales, Humpback Whales, Bryde’s Whales, Bottlenose Dolphins, Humpback Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Great White Sharks, and Orca or Killer Whales.

Orcas, also known as killer whales, are a species of large marine mammals belonging to the dolphin family. They are found in oceans all over the world and are known for their distinctive black and white coloring. Orcas are intelligent, social animals and are apex predators, feeding on a variety of prey including fish, squid, and other marine mammals. They are considered a keystone species, playing an important role in maintaining the balance of their ecosystem.

Spotting Orcas in Plettenberg Bay is quite rare, but this year, they have already been spotted four times. What makes this sighting even more spectacular is that it's one of the largest pods seen cruising our coastline.

The pod of 14 killer whales was captured by Ocean Blue Adventures, a local boat tour operator.

Learn more about our oceans and Marine life at the Plett Oceans festival Marine Science Symposium from 30 June – 2 July at the Beacon Island Resort. The festival is both a celebration of Plett’s most beloved treasures: our ocean, marine life, and beaches, and a concentrated conversation about marine conservation.