Welcome to Esperanza Ragdolls 


Esperanza Ragdolls is a local Ragdoll breeder in Empangeni, KwaZulu Natal run by Mark and Breeze Swartzberg. We have a great passion and great love for the Ragdoll breed and aim to improve on the type, health and temperament of the breed in South Africa. Our aim is to breed sweet-natured and well-nurtured Ragdoll kittens, raised underfoot, to be loved from the moment they are born, and to help them grow into floppy, affectionate kittens. We show regularly in order to promote the breed and to ensure that we are breeding to standard. We encourage our owners to join in on the fun and show their cats at local KZN Cat Shows and love to chat to the public at shows about the breed and our cats. Learn more…


Learn more about Esperanza Ragdoll Kittens


Meet our leading ladies.


Meet our handsome studs.

Reserve your Esperanza baby

Get in touch to be added to our waiting list for an Esperanza Ragdoll kitten.

Visit us at a local Cat Show in KwaZulu Natal! 

Keep up to date with local upcoming shows by visiting our Facebook Page. We have owners in most provinces who are showing their cats on a regular basis.


Keep up to date with our show news. 

Bred by Esperanza

Visit our kitten gallery page.

Independent Cat Shows Results

Independent Cat Shows Results

Our kitty slaves, Nicole Barratt and Maria Kohn trekked to Bedfordview for the African Independent Cat Shows on 23 September with much excitement as this was to be the last cat show for the year for these cats. ESPERANZA SPLASH OF VANILLA Beautiful boy! We are so...

CFSA Cat of the Year 2018 Results

CFSA Cat of the Year 2018 Results

We travelled to Muldersdrift, Gauteng for the annual CFSA Cat of the Year show! Thank you so much to the sponsors and COTY team for a fabulous weekend! Thank you to all of our dedicated show homes who show their babies so beautifully. It is most appreciated. So after...

CFSA Cat of the Year Finalists 2018

CFSA Cat of the Year Finalists 2018

We are ecstatic to announce that our cats have qualified for the Cat Federation of Southern Africa's Cat of the Year 2018 event.  DK Jaquet Robbie Fowler of Esperanza - TOP 10 MALES Esperanza Mary Pickford - TOP 10 FEMALES Esperanza Splash of Vanilla - TOP 10 NEUTERS...