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.

May 2018 Show Results

May 2018 Show Results

Well done to our Winning Duo Esperanza Splash of Vanilla and Esperanza Blue for making the top 4 Neuters at the KZNCC show in the first show on the 12th and 13th of May. Well done boys!!! Thank you Maria. So proud of our Esperanza Mary Pickford who just after her...

April 2018 Show Results

April 2018 Show Results

INDEPENDENT SHOW - MUIZENBERG - 14 APRIL Well done Esperanza Chelsea and Esperanza Baymax on your wonderful reports at Muizenberg two week ends ago. Baymax was 5th best neuter in the Neuter ring. Well done babies. PCS SHOW - KWAZULU NATAL - 21 APRIL Last Saturday in...

March 2018 Show Results

March 2018 Show Results

WESTERN CAPE CAT CLUB - 17 MARCH - CAPE TOWN So so proud of Esperanza Baymax and Esperanza Chelsea on being 2 out of the 6 cats nominated in the Neuter class at the Western Cape Cat Club (SACC) on Saturday the 17th March in Cape Town. Well done precious ones!!! Thank...