About Us

Gaia Organics is under the directorship of Claudia Wantling.

Along with her small team, Claudia is the manufacturer of the Gaia Organics range of natural and organic skincare products.

She is the daughter of Lettie Thomson, wife of Stuart who formulated the Gaia range back in the 1980’s.  Each product is hand dispensed and small batches are made to ensure personal attention to every product.

Gaia Research is the registered name of the business trading as Gaia Organics. Stuart pioneered the benefits of organically grown green tea as the most incredible anti-ageing health beverage and in fact the Gaia range of skincare products is based on green tea with it’s numerous anti-cancer benefits.

Stuart has written many articles in his span of over 30 years in the health industry.  His research, in particular with traditional African medicines has been peer reviewed with various universities across the world.

In 1994 Gaia waved the international flag by manufacturing for two concerns, one being die Gesundheidweldsnetwerk in Berlin, which unfortunately is no longer in existence, and the other concern being Mignon Skincare based in the UK.  Today, Gaia Organics supply many health stores across South Africa and supply many loyal Gaia customers around the world.  Some of the Gaia stalwarts date back to the 1980’s when the product was first sold under “rainbow organic herbs”.


Claudia has traded the Gaia Organics range for 10 years running at the famous Wild Oats market in Sedgefield along the Garden Route.  Every Saturday morning come rain or shine, farmers and producers gather at 7.30am – 12 noon to display their fresh market produce from vegetables to delicious foods and wares so if you are in the area make this a special occasion for family and friends.  It is well worth a visit.

You are also welcome to visit the factory at 28 Longships Drive Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route South Africa.

Yours sincerely

Claudia Wantling (pictured above with her two sons Jethro & Tyler)