A Far Off Place is a Disney, Amblin Entertainment, and Touchwood Pacific Partners film from 1993, starring Reese Witherspoon, Ethan Embry, Jack Thompson, and Maximilian Schell. The filming locations were in Namibia and Zimbabwe. It is based on Laurens van der Post's works, A Far-Off Place (1974) and its prequel A Story Like the Wind (1972).


The witty Nonnie and the stuck-up city-boy Harry are the only ones to survive a massacre of a gang of poachers among the gamekeeper's family on her lonesome farm in the savanna. Now the ruthless murderers are after them as the only witnesses. Without a means of transportation, the only way to escape is to walk through 2000 kilometers of Kalahari desert with the help of the African bushman Xhabbo. On the months-long journey ahead they not only become good friends against their differences, but also realize that every one of them has strength and skills that are required to survive.


  • Reese Witherspoon as Nonnie Parker
  • Ethan Embry as Harry Winslow
  • Jack Thompson as John Ricketts
  • Sarel Bok as Xhabbo
  • Robert John Burke as Paul Parker
  • Patricia Kalember as Elizabeth Parker
  • Daniel Gerroll as John Winslow
  • Maximilian Schell as Mopani Theron
  • Bertha Msora as Koba
  • Miles Anderson as Jardin
  • Fidelis Cheza as Tracker
  • Taffy Chihota as Warden Robert
  • Anthony Chinyanga as Doctor
  • Brian Copper as Storekeeper
  • Magdalene Damas as Nuin-Tara
  • John Indi as Bamuthi
  • Sebastian Klein as Child on Sand Dune 1
  • Kessia Embry as Child on Sand Dune 2
  • Issac Mabhukwa as Poachers
  • Japan Mthembu as Carfax
  • Charles Pillai as Mr. Tang
  • Andrew Whaley as Warden Gerald

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