Peter Meyer grew up on an African game reserve that became the first wildlife- themed resort of its kind in the world.Safari World was a pioneering nature reserve theme park aimed at the masses- an entirely new concept in wilderness preservation that attracted tens of thousands of visitors each year. The true story of Safari World, a real-world Jurassic Park, and the inspirational legacy of its wealthy creator is detailed for the first time in Meyer’s absorbing autobiography, THE BOY FROM THE WILD Meyer’s intimate autobiography recounts a fascinating childhood at the 1,000-hectare reserve in KwaZulu-Natal’s ‘Valley of Heaven’ that his late father, one of the UK’s most successful property developers, created in the early 1980s.
The reserve later became Safari World, a resort that took the groundbreaking step of combining family entertainment with wildlife management.
Meyer’s family sold Safari World when he was 16, but the life lessons he learned while living in the wild have stayed with him. Following his father’s death in 2014, Meyer walked away from a highly-successful career in the international hotelier sector to pursue his dreams of being a plus-sized model and actor.It was a big risk, but gifted with the ability to adapt to fast-changing circumstances – just as he had in the bush when danger lurked around every corner or beneath a rock – Meyer has since established himself, appearing as an extra in a string of Hollywood blockbusters and modelling for brands including Hugo Boss and Ralph Lauren. THE BOY FROM THE WILD is the powerful story of a father and son who both dared to follow their dreams, inspired by the free spirit of untamed Africa.
Complimentary copies of THE BOY FROM THE WILD (CreateSpace) are available from today for review purposes.Meyer, who now lives in London, is also available for interviews and thought-leader articles on subjects related to wildlife conversation, poaching, prize hunting and the future of game reserves.THE BOY FROM THE WILD by Peter Meyer(CreateSpace) is out now on Amazon UK, priced £9.99 in paperback and £3.99 as an ebook. Visit www.PeterMeyer.com for further details.NOTES TO EDITORS:For complimentary review copies, to speak with Peter Meyer, or for anything else please contact Anthony Harvison at Palamedes PR on 0203 1027935 or email Anthony.Harvison@palamedes.co.uk.