The reviewer praises the photography, lauds the props department, compares the acting with the best in the world and declares it to be a greater film than De Voortrekkers "because it is even more realistic, and because it contains much more story."6 The same reviewer acclaimed The Symbol of Sacrifice as .. one of the world's big productions":

Over 25,000 people, white and black, took part in The Symbol of Sacrifice, and the three big battle scenesIsan'dhlwana, Rorke's Drift and Ulundi-leave nothing to the imagination. They are probably the most faithful reconstructions of historical battles ever depicted ... The mass of fighting, struggling, killing humanity seen in these battles is inconceivable.7