By far this will be your longest day, including the all so feared river crossing of Bloukrans.
A perfect situation would be to arrive at low tide at the river. This sometimes requires to walk the first one or two hours with your headlamps in the dark from Oakhurst as often suggested. We however took the chance and arrievd at top high tide. So we were definitely in for a swim.
The sea water pushes quite far into the river and its waters are therefor not drinkable, its salty. So make sure you "fuel-up" while you can on this long stretch to André Hut on the Klip Rivier. Alow yourself a break after the crossing, especially after swimming, its quite strenuous.
In February 2006 there was an upgrade made to the grill area, now you can sit under a nice thatched roof in the open.