Auria Senior Living develop, own and manage a portfolio of senior living communities in South Africa.

At Auria we refer to senior living and not retirement living, because we understand that this stage of your life is not about retiring, it’s about a different set of needs and lifestyle choices defined by happiness, security, peace of mind and health.

Auria Senior Living communities offer a range of Independent Residential, Assisted Living and Care options that provides a total continuum of care, and ensures that you and your family have the comfort of knowing that should your health needs change, there is no need to move away from the community.

Beautifully designed houses and apartments, restaurant-style dining, concierge services, and the best possible care and support, are the hallmarks of every Auria Senior Living community.

Our security, maintenance, housekeeping and gardening teams take the hassle out of daily living and, as an Auria resident, you have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of activities such as gym, swimming, Pilates and yoga. Heated swimming pools, air-conditioned cinemas, fascinating talks, inspiring cultural and social events and entertainment are just a few of the many benefits on offer.

At Auria Senior Living, our promise is simple:

"We ensure that our residents enjoy their best quality of life. Every single day."


Barry Kaganson

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Gavin Muller

Development and Operations

Rafael Eliasov

Non-Executive director

Rui Antunes

General Manager: San Sereno

Martin Greyling

General Manager: Melrose Manor

Gary Vidergauz

Group Financial Manager


The majority shareholder and capital provider to Auria Senior Living is the Mary Oppenheimer family interests (“MOD”), through its South African private equity interests, which are advised by Stockdale Street. MOD is a responsible and long-term investor and has committed significant capital to the future growth of the Auria Senior Living platform.

MOD is a fourth-generation global family business. The founder, Sir Ernest Oppenheimer started Anglo American in 1917 and, until recently, family interests were the managing shareholders of De Beers, the world’s largest diamond company.

Today, MOD has extensive investment holdings in Africa, North America, Europe and Asia. MOD are patient, long-term investors with an intimate understanding of doing business in Africa and a commitment to furthering the socioeconomic development of the continent.

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