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.



THE QUALIFIERS So proud of our Esperanza Spirited Away of Kioko for Qualifying for South African Cat Council's Cat of the year being held in PE this year. Well done big boy. Thank you Nicole for showing him so nicely. Our special boy Esperanza Baymax from Cape Town...

July 2018 Show Results

July 2018 Show Results

WPCC - CAPE TOWN - 7 JULY Such a proud kitty grandma today. Our Esperanza Chelsea got judge Johan Lamprecht's award and such beautiful comments from the judges on them both. I have to share this stunning picture of Judge Thea Lamprecht with Chelsea as she explained......

June 2018 Show Results

June 2018 Show Results

KIMBERLEY - 2 JUNE So trots op ons Esperanza Prince Charming (PC) wat laas saturdag (2 Junie 2018) 3 1st's gekry het by the skou in Kimberley. Dankie dat jy hom so mooi geskou het Liewe. So trots op ons Esperanza Michaelangelo (Miki) wat laas saturdag (2 Junie 2018)...