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Google Maps brings the world to the fingertips of the eager traveller

Google maps, having launched in 2005, brings the world to the fingertips of the eager traveller.

Without having to leave the comfort of their bedroom, explorers can expand their knowledge with a few clicks of a button.

From the every day to the supernatural, Google’s street view tool has covered the globe with camera footage.

But it’s not just the strange and funny that have been captured, Google has made it accessible to explore some of the most dangerous places on earth.

One of those locations is Gansbaai beach in South Africa.

Nicknamed the ‘Great White Shark Capital of the World’ it’s not hard to guess why this is one of the world’s most dangerous beaches.

Gansbaai is a fishing port and popular tourist destination in the Overberg District Municipality in Western Cape, South Africa and is famous for its great white shark population.

The beach is surrounded by 15 miles of rock – Geyser Rock – and is home to approximately 60,000 Cape fur seals.

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Gansbaai beach is one of the world’s most dangerous beaches

“Shark Alley” is located between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock

According to Gansbaai tourism, this is the main attraction for the sharks who see this beach as a feeding frenzy.

The shark’s favourite spot, suitable named “Shark Alley” is located between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock.

Taking advantage of this tourist attraction, local businesses thrive, offering visitors the chance to see these great beasts.

As dangerous as the waters are to swim, those brave enough can take a cage dive in the hope of seeing the creatures up close.

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Gansbaai beach is famous for its shark population

Google maps shows little sign in slowing as they capture the world with their cameras.

From the highest of mountains to the bottom of the sea, the public can explore where they’ve never gone before.

Google’s underwater footage captured this amazing site in Malaysia.

Sending cameras down with scuba divers, those that are afraid of water can now explore the beautiful coral reefs that lie beneath the seabed.

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